736 million people around the world live in poverty
Survival is doubly difficult for women
They struggle to feed their families, provide accommodation, send their children to school or afford even the most basic elements of healthcare. One in 13 of their children will die before the age of five. Their lives are a daily battle for survival. One which all too often they lose.
Our vision is a world where all those living in poverty have the opportunity to build better lives for themselves and their families.
Our mission is to provide the poorest women in sub-Saharan Africa with the tools and skills to enable them to work their own way out of poverty.
By providing them with the skills and tools to start small businesses we support them to become self-sufficient for their daily needs. Over time the money they generate from their own effort helps to ensure food security, improve housing, access to healthcare, and an education for their children.
We encourage them to make savings. This is as insurance against future crop failure, family illness and other unpredictable situations. Savings give them confidence in their ability to weather whatever life throws at them. With up to 97% of our loans being repaid in full, we can use the money again and again to help more and more women.