BENEFITING: IT TAKES A VILLAGE AFRICA CORPORATION
The women who will receive the Loan , will be organized in small groups, and they are provided with the amount of L$60,000 (US$667) by It Takes a Village Africa, a community development non-profit that provides self-sufficient solutions for education, healthcare, and agriculture.
Prior to receiving the funds, the women will participate in a Two week business training sessions. The training is centered on Customer service, Business development,Technology Training and ongoing support available.
The training is facilitated by It Takes a Village Africa Business Support in addition to experienced entrepreneurs and business and financial managers.
We Have partnered with International professionals from LIU Brooklyn - Long Island University, Northeastern University,The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania,Columbia University,Rutgers University,New York University and Georgia Institute of Technology.
This initiative is made possible through collaboration with others in the business sector.
According Case Studies, the women of Liberia have complained of not being in business due to the lack of start-up capital. The situation, has caused a Stagnant of the women’s potential.
We hope that the women in this program would be empowered through the micro-grant initiative, especially through the different groups. Studies have shown that micro-grants have a very high success rate when administered to groups and not individuals.
It is easier to hold people accountable through their group leaders than individually.
The first group of recipients would utilize the amount for three months before paying it back and turning the funds over to another group for the same period.
This strategy is intended to allow more people benefit from the program.
The overall goal of this program is to provide empowerment for the women so that they can become an upliftment force in the community and help to provide their family needs.
This will provide the community of women to receive business empowerment.
The women would use the skills acquired to bring success to their businesses.
"If you teach a man to fish, he'll eat for a lifetime. But you teach a woman to fish and she'll feed the whole village." -Hillary Clinton