This program provides financial literacy (savings mobilization, financial planning, and bookkeeping), financial management services (saving products and savings loans), and business training (enterprise selection, management of petty businesses, and marketing) for the resource-poor people to improve their quality of life, and also provides an opportunity for improved social structure and support within a community.
We contract the parents of the children we work with and provide them with work and income, so they are able to support their families. Also, through Aflateen /Aflatoun social and financial education, we help girls and vulnerable children overcome the inequalities that can hold them back, and support them to go to school.
Village groups provide members with secure savings while simultaneously encouraging beneficiary households to save and access manageable loans at an interest rate determined by the group members. This approach enables women and youth to pursue their personal goals and dreams by establishing their own businesses while also empowering them to take better care of themselves and their families.