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It Can All Start by Word of Mouth

May 6, 2022

Dependent on her husband’s small earnings for all the family’s needs, Scholar’s home life was tough. So, when she learned through a friend of hers that women in a neighboring village had experienced significant transformation in a Self-Help Group (SHG), she thought, “Why not here?” Local partner Jitokeze Wamama Wafrika promotes SHGs as a proven […]

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Women Gain Financial Security With Savings Co-Op

August 25, 2021

Women are being empowered through their membership in the Triveni Women’s Savings and Credit Cooperative in Nepal. The co-op provides loans, insurance and other financial benefits that are often hard for women to come by. The Triveni Cooperative started in 2018 with just 19 members. At first, they collected just 8 cents per woman per […]

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Breaking the Cycle of Poverty at Last

December 2, 2020

Bhangi’s household includes three generations –she and her husband, their son and daughter-in-law, and two grandsons. Their tiny plot of land, less than a half an acre, could not sustain the family’s nutritional needs. When she could, Bhangi worked as a daily wage laborer at a local landowner’s farm to help the family get by, […]

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VSL Helps Women Help Themselves

November 24, 2020

Halima wanted to start a small business to support her family, but she did not have enough money for start-up capital. She reached out to several business people asking them to give her a loan, but none of them were willing to do so. Then Halima heard about Village Savings and Loan (VSL) groups through […]

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