Church-Based Community Transformation
Village Savings Groups and Loans
These groups are quietly revolutionizing the lives of people living in poverty, and helping families break free
from the cycle of poverty for good
How do you save when you only make a few dollars a day and lack formal banking services?
Through Village Savings Groups, you’ll provide families opportunities to save and access loans so that they can start new businesses, send children to school, and have money in times of emergency.
These groups of 25 to 30 individuals (usually women) meet together weekly to save, and provide mutual support and accountability. Through the process, members receive mentoring on bookkeeping, administration, and business principles.
Over the last year
The Multiplying Factor
Village Savings Groups not only change lives of individuals but transform entire communities. Often, several groups will come together and tackle community projects. Collectively, groups have been known to buy land together, fix bridges and roads, sponsor orphans, and even build schools!