Cooperative – social groups contribute to the growth and empowerment of women.

Women who find themselves in a supportive group in their community are encouraged to have open discussion about the challenges they are facing, the supportive groups are built with a system of accountability and responsibility among members, leading to personal and group growth. One of the primary things in the development of rural women is cooperative social groups and mentorship; in Markurdi where we have ongoing beehives farming empowerment project, about 30 women are mentored by the implementer’s wife under a savings group run by the women (beneficiaries). Cooperative groups have contributed to the growth and empowerment of these women. Through the cooperative group, the women reinvest their surplus in order to expand their businesses. The scheme allows members to be financially committed by making contributions which are weekly. The contributions are usually used to meet with the financial challenges of other members, it is given out as a loan Read More