Thanks to the generous donations of people like you, ASAP can now provide school fees for 8 deserving girls. The beauty of this project is that it includes training for the girls in Village Savings and Lending as the first step up out of poverty. The girls form small groups after school and agree to each save a specific amount of money each month, regardless how small an amount. This money is then lent to one or more of the girls so they can use it in their income generating project. This often means buying and reselling tomatoes or other items during the month to generate income turning the money 3 to 5 times during the month. The money is paid back with interest when the girls next meet. The pot grows quickly. The net result is the girls generate their own money to pay school costs for the next year and this allows them to stay in school without financial need. So ASAP's project becomes a sustainable way of helping them. Thanks again for your generosity and for being an important part of this solution.
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