MUDULA WATER INC via Crowdrise
June 02, 2012
BENEFITING: WEEMA International, Inc.
Designed to empower impoverished women, the Self-Help Groups target participants who are marginalized in society. These women typically earn meager incomes as daily laborers, potters or fuel-wood carriers; all professions which leave them vulnerable and personally at-risk for hyena attacks, theft, assault and rape. These women don’t typically have a voice, and often feel alone with their struggles.
In addition to financial training, the Self-Help Group participants receive training about support and empowerment. They learn to share their struggles and begin to identify with other group members. They learn to operate their own savings and loan program, so they decide how money is invested. A close-knit support system is built to help with family issues, to be a safe place during times of crisis and to provide a sense of community and belonging.
THERE WILL BE 3 GROUPS OF 20 WOMEN- TOTAL OF 60 WOMEN IN THE PROGRAM.
Program will be scaled up to at least 6 groups in 2013.
This is a partnership between Children's Home Society and Family Services and Hope By Twelve