The program is aimed at addressing poverty, vulnerability and social exclusion of women and children through the self-help group model, whose vehicle is the Village Loan and Savings Associations (VSLAs)
Our activities are geared to enabling women and children to recover from stresses and shocks, maintain assets, capabilities and opportunities for their present lives and later lives. We believe and know that social injustice issues are mutually reinforcing for example in addressing women and children’s poverty we cannot avoid addressing issues of violence against women and children, sexual and reproductive health, mental health and other kinds of social discrimination.
We have helped create VLSA’s whose main purpose is women’s economic empowerment but they are a ‘vehicle’ we use to reach women and children for our other activities including violence prevention, sexual and reproductive health and natural resource management.
Through VLSAs we conduct the following activities