Train women and youth in savings and lending activities; augment their income-generating activities; create self-help solutions to community issues and strengthen their literacy and math skills.
Rural women and youths in Zimbabwe suffer from a hyperinflationary economic environment: a deteriorating market for their small goods and tough conditions to accumulate significant assets. This project will train 40,000 women and youths in savings and lending activities, empowering them economically and helping them boost their individual income-generating activities.
Introducing members to savings and lending services to strengthen literacy & math skills; creating associations to address community-wide issues through self-sufficiency; building capacity to carry out effective large-scale micro-finance activities.
Correcting gender imbalances that exclude women from resources that contribute to their empowerment in the household and society. Providing means for the reduction of poverty among women and youth members, the majority of whom live in rural areas.
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).
Ashoka: Innovators for the Public
Zimbabwe Adult Learner's Association
Kopje, Harare - Zimbabwe
Programme Officer (ZALA)