A direct relationship between development and literacy exists. Significant illiteracy makes building capacity in a community very challenging. World Renew establishes literacy groups and classes. These groups often become VSL groups!
VSL focuses on the resources, intiative, accountability and social support available in the community, establishing groups and a process for making weekly savings deposits into a group fund. The group manages the fund, makes decisions about who can receive loans and what the terms are, and holds each other accountable for repayment of the loans.
Vocational training also changes the stories of those engaged in the wrong kind of work. Provided through our HIV and AIDS program, girls can turn from transactional sex work to safe ways to earn money, and even back to their educations.
You too can help men and women create the fruitful work they need for themselves and their families to thrive!