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Household Advisors Share Their Expertise

June 1, 2022

“Learn, do and share” is the refrain of the program’s cadre of Household Advisors. These women and men receive training in one of the sectors covered by the program, such as Agriculture, Revenue, Family Responsibilities, and Maternal and Infant Health. They receive a small stipend to encourage them to share their areas of expertise with […]

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Inspiring Others at “Sharing Meetings”

December 8, 2021

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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A Little Advice Goes A Long Way

June 3, 2021

At a recent gathering called a “sharing meeting,” a woman named Banyua related how her animal husbandry business experienced a complete turnaround with the help of a Household Advisor.  These Advisors are elected by their communities to receive training on important topics like agriculture, income generation, savings groups, health, and family responsibilities. They go on […]

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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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