The Loan Women Program was born out of seeing the need of the many women that were widowed, living with HIV, or simply living in poverty. We do not want to merely fix immediate needs and perpetuate the dependency on others that keep these women locked in poverty. We want to partner with the local women to empower them and create opportunities for them to help themselves out of poverty.
THE THREE PROGRAMS BELOW WERE CREATED OUT OF THE NEED DESCRIBED ABOVE
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MICRO LOAN PROGRAM
The micro loan program is a program that teaches women life skills so she can be self sufficient for her family.
How it works is an interest free loan of $50 is given to a woman that qualifies. She is then placed into a community of other loan women where they learn different skills and new ways to run a business. They pay the loan down in weekly payments and have to pay it back in six months.
A $50 DONATION CAN CHANGE A WOMAN’S LIFE
GRACE SAVINGS PROGRAM
After women have gone through the loan program they typically have money that they are not used to having. We teach them how to to be good stewards of their money.
The women meet weekly with their community of other women involved in the program. They are educated on savings basics and money management. We also have lock boxes to store money since it is unsafe to keep money at home. These women also compile portions of their earnings into a general fund and help others with a larger purchase that normally would not be affordable.
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This program is similar to the micro loan program but it is specific for tailoring. It gives a $100 sewing machine to a woman who qualifies. They are then taught different techniques and skills along with being inserted into a community of other tailoring women.
This community is taught business practices, life skills, and financial management. The community compiles their money together and decides who the next sewing machine loan will go to.
BELOW ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF THE ITEMS THE TAILORING WOMEN MAKE
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