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Yayasan Holi'ana'a runs a range of livelihood training projects across Nias Island - everything from small-business training, to sustainable agriculture courses, to catfish cultivation tecniques and much more. 

Our aim is to strengthen communities and create awareness of and solutions for local health, environment and human rights issues. Over the past two decades, YH has worked with women, young people and small-holders to provide education and training to combat a range of challenges—including entrenched gender and economic discrimination, poor nutrition, climate change, crop disease, increasing land infertility and limited skills and capital.


Sustainable agriculture

Working with local schools to teach young people organic farming techniques. Learn more...


Strengthening women

Training businesswomen in financial management, gender rights and leadership. Learn more...


Climate change adaptation

Raising awareness of climate change issues among the people of Nias. Learn more...


Strengthening farmers

Educating local farmers and smallholders about sustainable agricultural methods. Learn more...


Disaster preparedness

Preparing the Nias community for earthquakes, tsunamis and floods. Learn more...



Offering small businesses an alternative credit solution to source capital on Nias. Learn more...