In 10 villages of Port-Loko women groups were introduced to a new saving method.
The village savings and loan association (VSLA) scheme is a micro-finance method that was started by CARE. It reduces poverty by financially and socially empowering poor and vulnerable people. The VSLA gives its members a place to save their money, to access loans and to obtain emergency funds. The Governance and management of the fund is entirely by its members.
Green Scenery provided the kits to 10 women farmer groups and spent 3 days in a training to explain the method and carry out practical exercises. Green Scenery will continue to provide support to the groups during more than a year. (more…)