Help 25 Ghanaian women create jobs where they live

by Lumana

Summary

Twenty-five women in our microfinance program have built thriving business with the help of our loans. Help them become leaders, expand their businesses, and create jobs by offering them larger loans.
$7,956
total raised
129
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

Challenge

Most Ghanaian women are unable to find employment and instead start their own businesses to support their families. These entrepreneurs live hand to mouth with little to no savings. Even with successful businesses, many of these women are restricted by the unstable economies of their villages. Lumana provides business education, small loans, and a savings program so they have financial protection they need when unexpected expenses from natural disasters and family illness threaten their safety.

Solution

For those who truly excel both as leaders and as businesswomen, Lumana provides larger loans and leadership training courses. With this assistance these women can build businesses large enough to employ additional members of the village.

Long-Term Impact

By reaching our goal of raising $10,000 we will be able to give loans to 25 women who can create approximately 50 jobs, extending safety and opportunity to 75 families in rural Ghana and sustainably enriching the economy of their villages.

Resources

http:/​/​www.lumana.org
Here is a link to a great article about Lumana
An article from the University of Washington

Organization Information

Lumana

Location: Seattle, WA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.lumana.org
Lumana
Project Leader:
Cole Hoover
Director of Programs
Seattle, WA United States

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