This film travels to India, Sri Lanka and Thailand to see how credit initiatives can boost more than just incomes; and how innovative fishing methods combined with new practices can also improve people's livelihoods and safeguard the environment. In the Indian state of Maharashtra, a group of women entrepreneurs are benefitting from a new credit scheme which has helped them out of the poverty trap and into thriving businesses - a boost not only to their livelihoods, but also to their confidence. Meanwhile in the south of Thailand, fishing communities are working to restore depleted fish stocks, by replanting mangrove and seagrass beds which act as spawning grounds, and by phasing out the destructive push nets which have contributed to the problem in the first place.
Duration: 26 Minutes
Formats available : DVD