Lives are being transformed as people are being empowered to step out of poverty and into new possibilities.
SHG households are up to 50 per cent more able to provide for their families. Training helps them adapt farming methods to cope better with flooding or drought.
Women are becoming more independent, starting businesses and having a voice. Daughters are going to school and there’s a reduction in the incidence of female genital cutting (FGC) in communities where an SHG is present.
SHG group members have their sense of purpose, dignity and hope restored. They are more self-confident, less anxious, and likely to pursue new opportunities.
Members are encouraged to be good stewards of God’s earth – engaging in more sustainable farming practices.
The savings culture helps individuals manage their finances, avoid predatory moneylenders (loan sharks), access education and healthcare, and plan for the future.