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Sometimes Failure Comes Before Success

December 8, 2021

“Last year,” says Angela with a huge smile, “my family saved enough money to buy a goat!” As background, she reveals that she used to be able to earn just a little selling tomatoes and bananas from her garden. “Before getting into a VSLA (Village Saving and Loan Association) group, I did not have a […]

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Inspiring Others at “Sharing Meetings”

Local partner SEL often combines field visits or training sessions with “sharing meetings” to give participants a chance to express how their lives have changed, and for others to take note. A small sampling of the inspiring tales: — Tiganda said that she’d never been able to save money until she joined a Village Savings […]

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Cash in the Village

September 25, 2019

After five years of participating in activities promoted by the program, Judith Mae is optimistic about the future. The mother of five says with a huge smile on her face, “I am now enlightened. I use good farming practices on my farm and teach them to others. Because of this, I have sufficient food for […]

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