Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth

Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all

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Low interest loans for small business owners

Rural families are stuck in the poverty trap. The lack of access to small loans to see them through tough times keeps them living hand-to-mouth. We establish Savings and Loans groups for rural communities to pool savings, earn interest and loan money to each other. We teach basic accounting skills so families can take control of income and expenditure. Saida Ibrahim, a tomato farmer in Ghana, has grown her business enough to repay her loan, send her children to school and build a house.