Poverty alleviation through sustainable livelihoods is the main focus of FRIEND. And as poverty is climbing steps FRIEND has decided to discuss the issue of making livelihood sustainable at its annual stakeholder forum in Lautoka. At the one day forum on 30th October stakeholders will get together, take stock of actions so far and strategize for possible future moves. The day will mark the end of awareness on poverty campaign currently running for six weeks and is expected to draw more then 200 people from around the country. The event will also see the culmination of the IDEA Competition 2009— Individuals Developing Entrepreneurship Accumen. This campaign was launched in March to encourage entrepreneurs to develop products for sustainable livelihoods.