This livelihood linked vertical gardening project for creating better habitat and assuring alternative economic opportunity for the urban poor youth has been supported by the IYF grant from UN HABITAT. The project aims towards reducing the heat island effect in cities and create livelihood opportunities for urban poor by capacity building and skill development training. Youth are trained on vertical gardens and technology is transferred through capacity building and skill development workshops. The youth members from the community are vulnerable and largely poor, the new concept gives them a new horizon to shape their entrepreneurship in a more innovative way.
Other alternative livelihood interventions of SAFE include: Waste recycling, ecotourism, endemic fish cultivation, organic exotic vegetable farming.