Most women in Africa struggle to make ends meet not because they don’t work hard enough — they work sunup to sundown, trying to sell fuel or purchasing a few items from the market to sell in their village, or doing neighbors’ washing, or selling whatever food they grow in their garden — but because they don’t receive fair wages or fair opportunities.
By partnering with pastors in Uganda, our desire is to encourage women in the church as they seek to support their families. We do this by offering a microloan through the pastors.
Microloans are distributed and managed by trained pastors, who know their community well and are able to make informed decisions about their congregation’s needs and abilities.
The loans are then paid back (interest-free) and re-distributed to other members of the village, keeping the cycle of renewal in motion as an entire community gradually rises to economic stability.
Pastors and their wives, fathers and mothers, single parents and those who work hard every day but have not had the resources to produce sustainable income benefit from this one-time blessing, which makes it possible for their dreams of providing to come true.