A weapon against poverty

2008-07-08 00:00

FROM Rwanda to Cambodia, community savings and lending groups are increasingly being recognised as one of the NGO sector’s most effective weapons against poverty.

“Like everybody else, poor people are mainly concerned with improving their livelihoods and reducing risks to that livelihood. They want to have the right clothes for a special occasion, gain the respect of their neighbours and send their children to school,” says Allen over lunch at the Reformed Mission in Komane, Nhlazuka, a remote and spectacularly beautiful area about one hour’s drive south of Pietermaritzburg. Here, course participants were given a chance to observe one of the monthly meetings of the established savings groups from the area.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.