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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How do Village Savings & Loans Projects Help People?

This is a question that we regularly get asked, mainly because explaining the detail of how a Village Savings and Loans Group operates can require detail, especially around how the group is formed, savings cycles and how people access loans. In this post we want to explain, in a really simple way, how our Village […]

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The Importance of Financial Inclusion

We believe that financial inclusion is playing and will continue to play a critical role for economic growth in developing countries in a more inclusive, sustainable and equitable way. 2.5 billion people worldwide do not have access to a secure account as a way to save and use money, this is an injustice. Our work and […]

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Our work focuses on empowering community driven change and providing a help up rather than a handout.