We launched income-generation activities for parents and guardians of children in our program! Parents and guardians will be supported and trained in starting or growing their own small businesses so that they can become self-sufficient and provide for their families. A whole new set of challenges came to the communities in which we operate that prompted us to create this program.
The pandemic has caused many parents to be without work and forced them to explore alternative options for income. Our staff had been praying for years about offering income-generating opportunities to our parents and guardians. This was the ideal season to set our sights on increasing the sustainability of the developmental work we are already doing.
The first phase of this program benefitted 10 families. Our pilot phase was incredibly successful with all participants paying back a portion of their loan each month and also putting some of their income into a savings account. We started the second phase of this program in which 7 more parents/guardians were given the opportunity to participate.
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