Women Create Opportunities Through Business in Malawi
Tikondane Positive Living Support Organisation (TIPOLISO) in Malawi is a part of Fund: Her Village Venture. This is a wonderful opportunity to provide women with small business training and entrepreneurial skills and opportunities in their communities.
In 2004, TIPOLISO started as a small women’s support group meeting under a tree. Now it has grown into an organization that works to promote human rights, food security, household economic strengthening and early childhood development for marginalized populations in southern Malawi. TIPOLISO fights stigma [...] READ MORE
It Takes More Than a Loan to Stop Poverty
Over the years I have encountered many micro-loan programs. While the models vary somewhat, most talk about serving the “poorest of the poor” and report their success in repayment rates. When repayment rates are the only method of measuring success, I probe more deeply into the design of the program. I ask questions such as: How did you achieve the 99% repayment rate? Have you developed an amazingly effective business management training? Or perhaps it is an amazingly effective bill collector? [...] READ MORE
Fund: Her Village Venture Open Now!
Women in Malawi are making waves and you can see what they’re up to in Fund: Her Village Venture that launched on our site last week. It has already raised $5,215 for women in Malawi to start their own businesses and help girls go to school.
Paying school fees is often a challenge when money is scarce. Families will often send boys to school first while girls stay home to help with the household. That’s not the case for some women in Malawi [...] READ MORE