The main beneficiaries are young rural children whose families face enormous hardship and difficulties such as: illness (especially HIV+AIDS and TB); lack of money and work opportunities; poor infrastructure and facilities such as clinics, schools and shops. Families rely mainly on welfare grants and often children go without regular nutritious meals and adequate clothing. Many families are headed by grandmothers - by supporting these women FLP reaches out to the children of the area.
FLP trains local women to:
1. form savings clubs over 12-18 months. Members save, borrow, and repay loans with interest.
2. visit neighbours to read to and play with young children. We provide toys, games and a small payment per visit
Savings clubs enable 50 women to save their money, learn important financial skills and start small enterprises.
Home visits provide 60 vulnerable children with early learning opportunities and carers with a small income to improve food security.