Money management is a key skill to reduce poverty and ensure long-term financial success. Through several of the programs we implement, we encourage families to practice budgeting by paying a fraction of the cost of the service they are receiving, such as a water filter or composting toilet for their family. This requirement plants the seeds of responsible spending, and encourages families to save over time.
Our newly implemented Microfinance project holds women as the primary recipient. We have provided sewing machines to several women at a fraction of their cost, and are teaching these women to sew with the long-term goal that they will be able to sew textiles or clothing to sell to other villages.