Across the world 320million children are raised in single parent families. These families face special hardships that include; economic hardship, social stigma and personal difficulties. Palm Oasis endeavours to improve the often-bleak future prospects for single parent families in developing nations. This is achieved by awarding grants, interest free loans and giving innovation workshops to support single parents embarking on small-scale business initiatives. Collaborative ventures by groups of single parents are also supported.
Supporting single parents in enterprising ventures can help them break the cycle of poverty and become financially independent. This enables them to raise strong, healthy children with better access to quality education. This has widespread positive repercussions for society that include; reduced poverty, improved economic growth and better gender equality.