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Small Business, Big Success

June 10, 2022

Six women – Angura, Rubi, Johura, Eti, Rumela and Najma – report that the first year of their first joint venture, a small vegetable farm, has been a success. Not only is there a high demand for their produce, they are also receiving kudos from their communities for their courageous initiative in a sector traditionally […]

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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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Working Her Way Out of Poverty

August 3, 2021

Hasina’s constant search for ways to earn a steady income has finally met with success, now that she has joined the program run by local partner SATHI. She took out a small loan from her Self-Help Group (SHG) to start a poultry business, but opted to raise poultry in the traditional way. After struggling with […]

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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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