From women who support and move each other forward through their savings groups…
Kotine’s husband unexpectedly died last year. She constantly worries about how she, alone, can keep her family healthy and provide them with good food. But through her women’s savings group, she has the tools to raise herself and her family from poverty.
“When I joined, my life improved and I found peace,” she said.
“We can all help each other and reinforce each other’s lives.”
…To companies who connect with communities to open new routes to financial inclusion and food security…
Life for Anne has never been smooth. Providing for her family as the head of the household is a daily challenge. But manageable loans from microfinance services helped her succeed. In fact, her entire community has benefitted from the programs.
“I believe our community has benefited … we have a number of people from our village who are in [the program] and have been able to grow and expand.”
…And individuals who give back, so that people everywhere can live lives of dignity, opportunity and respect.
Racheal didn’t plan to work in agriculture. She earned a college degree in economics, and thought she would be a banker. But now, she sees things differently.
“I love to meet with people and I love to put the food on people’s table. So when I realized I could help poor producers adopt good agricultural practices in order to produce more, I just become so happy…”