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The "Love Group"

A group of stunning transformation and blessing, SIQWA lives up to its name!

I'm sitting with a group of women from what is called a SHG (Self Help Group).

The group calls itself SIQWA – which means “Love”.

This group has been in operation for 5 years. Officers and committees are appointed for accountability with a very structured governance. They support one another through loans, business ventures, prayer, advocacy, and much more.

There is so much to these groups and the transformation is stunning.

A few ways this has helped: daily life expenditures, keeping nefarious lenders at bay (who charge up to 100% interest — the SHG charges 5% which goes back to the group), empowering members to be financial contributors to the family and not solely reliant on their husbands, sharing skills with one another, emergency relief (such as helping with hospital charges), and providing community and belonging.

There is so much blessing to these groups – a sustenance of both physical and spiritual provision.

Several women conversing and laughing together in a Village Savings and Loan Group
The SIQWA group has transformed numerous lives by helping with daily life expenditures, keeping nefarious lenders at bay, empowering families, and more!

You can help empower more families through self-help groups today!

The solution to poverty is more than physical, it’s spiritual. Instead of handouts, you will be partnering with local churches to permanently lift families out of poverty. Will you join us?


Tearfund Canada

340 Ferrier Street
Suite 202
Markham, ON
L3R 2Z5
t: 1-800-567-8190
e: connect@tearfund.ca

Charity Number: 108222191 RR 0001