Impact stories

Our impact, their voices

  1. Basmadi can laugh now, surviving the disaster with bike repair business

    15 March 2017

    The eruption of Mt. Sinabung has changed the life of Basmadi Kapri Peranginangin. The disaster has ruined his village and livelihoods, but he has now risen with new hopes and dreams with his new business.

  2. Women helping women succeed in Nepal

    08 March 2017

    In Nepal, women entrepreneurs are helping each other succeed by sharing business practices which not only build security and provide for their families; they can also change long-held perceptions about gender and the role of women in society.

  3. “Fly now, pay later”: One of the traps for migrant workers

    03 March 2017

    How a Fair Recruitment Programme led by the ILO in the Philippines, Nepal, Jordan and Tunisia helps protect migrant workers against deceptive hiring practices and abusive working conditions, if not worse.

  4. A bazaar of hope and courage: Local women take charge

    09 February 2017

    ILO’s Work in Freedom programme has helped women in remote rural areas access local livelihood opportunities, and take charge of their economic well-being without having to migrate for work.

  5. From brooms to books: Ranjita returns to school

    01 February 2017

    Many choose migration to escape poverty for themselves and their families. The ILO’s Work in Freedom programme reduces vulnerability to trafficking of women and girls by supporting informed migration, fair recruitment and decent work.

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    Job skills boost confidence, build peace in Zamboanga

    24 January 2017

    ILO skills training programme provides decent work opportunities to people affected by the internal conflict in southern Philippines.

  7. Creating transformation from little things with big impacts

    23 January 2017

    The buzzing and humming of sewing machines fill the hallway of PT. Dianatina Ayu, a small-and-medium-sized enterprise located in Kuta, Bali. The sounds are created by dozens of workers who produce various types of garment to be exported to different parts of the world, such as Europe, the United States, Australia, and several countries in Asia.

  8. Enabling people with disabilities to start their own business

    02 December 2016

    An ILO-funded Start Your Own Business training and mentorship programme brings financial independence to people with disabilities in Vanuatu.

  9. Investing on gender equality good for business

    30 November 2016

    A medium-sized company in Bali has proven that non-discriminatory practices at the company level, including at small-sized and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), would increase workers’ working performance and productivity.

  10. Financial skills help shape a better future

    01 November 2016

    An ILO project in Indonesia enhances labour productivity, employment opportunities and entrepreneurship in key rural activities.