Living with dignity
People are absolutely impoverished if the minimum amounts of food, clothing and shelter necessary for survival absorb all of their income and they live a razor’s edge existence.
ENL participates fully in the national initiative to eradicate absolute poverty and to restore human dignity among the underprivileged. We seek to empower communities through education, training and support to micro-entrepreneurship.
We are mainly present in Moka/Saint Pierre and its neighbourhoods. We also support initiatives in Pailles and L'Escalier which are also areas hosting ENL businesses.
We channel our contributions through a number of initiatives, some of which are undertaken in partnership with not-for-profit and other private foundations as well as with government organisations. We have thus joined forces with the HSBC and the District Council of Moka to plan for the reduction of extreme poverty in the region. Actions taken in this context will include providing decent living conditions, improving academic performance, increasing employment opportunities and making training opportunities more accessible.
Additionally, our group supports the private-sector-led Love Bridge program which consists of bringing volunteering families to accompany beneficiaries along the journey of self-empowerment. ENL is a founding partner in the initiative and currently houses one of its regional headquarters in Vivea Business Park. ENL Foundation nurtures strong relationships with the association’s management and its social workers.