Group members contribute a small amount each month to a joint fund which they can access in the form of low-cost loans to cover household expenses and invest in farming and other business activities.
Group member Judith and her husband (pictured) have been able to replace their small grass thatched house with a new, larger brick home by taking out loans from the group.
Judith has become a savings group promoter, sharing her experience to help form and mentor other savings groups. "I feel really good and proud of what I've done. I feel very smart."
"Savings groups are like village banks and I help other groups because I want to make sure other women benefit like me."
- Judith, savings group member