In Rwanda, we assist people to form saving groups that are basically an improved form of traditional accumulating savings and credit associations. Christians provide members secure place to save; the opportunity to borrow in small amounts and flexible terms. Saving groups are composed of 20 self-selected individuals who meet regularly and frequently to save. Amounts are based on each member’s ability. Groups then pool the saving to make loans on which their charge a relatively high service fee or interest rate which in return increases the loan fund member’s savings and loan are recorded in individual passbook.
Most of these group members, especially women and girls did not complete the primary school, other dropped out school at secondary level and many did not be competitive enough at the market in spite of saving group. Presently we started assistance in training in vocational practices that should enable them to improve their life conditions.
Handcrafting is an activity that currently generates income to farmers in Rwanda and can improve people’s life. We provide also training in businesses practices and skills to youth for rising up business idea. By joining us with your support, together we will change the life of many in this particular rural region of Rwanda affected by poverty. You are called to be part of us by bringing your contribution for the achievement of this training program in vocational practices, handcrafting and rising up business idea. Let’s shine in the world.