How do savings and loans groups empower people?

Most of us have either heard or read the quote “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” This quote very much applies to the work that we deliver through our village savings and loans projects. A question we often […]

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The Story of Brenda and Ivan

In March 2016 Louise Smith and Martyn Langlois, two of our founders, visited our projects in Luweero and Kyotera, Uganda. During their visit they met Brenda and Ivan, siblings who are involved in our village savings and loans projects. Your support is helping change lives. Below Brenda outlines their story and both Brenda and Ivan describe […]

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Village Savings + Loans Projects: It’s not all about financial inclusion

One of our Village Savings and Loans projects is in the Kirumba sub county, Kyotera county, Rakai district of Uganda. In a study conducted by the Rakai Health Sciences Project, HIV prevalence in the population is high, with 19.1% of adults aged 15 or older are HIV-positive. By household, the burden of infection is even higher, with 31.3% […]

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