90% of the Village Savings and Loans Program members are women.

The Village Savings and Loans Program is a system of saving, borrowing and lending of money generated from village contributions in East Africa. The villagers decide themselves who will receive a loan, along with the amount, and interest rate.

The villagers use the funds to help develop their money management skills and build self-esteem while establishing a local economy.

Esther Okulo (pictured here) used her loan to buy a “Mama” pig that had six piglets. She kept three and sold three, and used her profit to buy ingredients for selling meals at the local trading center. She put that profit toward educating her two children at a local boarding school.

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