Developing Community and Reducing Poverty through Christ-Centered Savings Groups

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Gabriel (Kenya)

Gabriel (Kenya)

Gabriel is from Mitoto Baraka Savings Group. He recently took his first loan of 4000 KES (USD 40) from his savings group and bought a modern jiko (small stove). This jiko has a lig...
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Sellah Awino (Kenya)

Sellah Awino (Kenya)

Sellah Awino is the secretary of the Min Alego women's group. She saved money in the group, then borrowed 5,000 shillings ($50 USD) and started an Omena business (selling small fis...
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Gazelus Magy (Haiti)

Gazelus Magy (Haiti)

Gazelus Magy is a member of the group Hand in Hand for Christ (Men nan Men pou Kris). The savings group has helped to change her life economically and also in the way she interacts...
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Nakhabi Savings Group (Kenya)

Nakhabi Savings Group (Kenya)

The Nakhabi Savings Group from the Kitale region is a group of elderly people.  When Sam first started teaching this savings group, the "expectation was very high of receiving exte...
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Margret in Kisumu, Kenya

Margret in Kisumu, Kenya

Margret is a member of the Ombeyi ASCA group in the Kisumu region and has saved the equivalent of $67. Through loans from the group she has made significant contributions to her ch...
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Florence (Kinguini, Kenya)

Florence (Kinguini, Kenya)

Florence is part of the Kinguini savings group in Kenya. She got a loan from her group and used the loan to buy a sheep. (more…)...
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Pamela (Kisumu, Kenya)

Pamela (Kisumu, Kenya)

Pamela is a member of the Chulaimbo savings group near Kisumu. She is a widow with children she is putting through school. (more…)...
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Woman in Hyderabad, India

Woman in Hyderabad, India

Here is a testimony from a savings group member near Hyderabad, India. She is part of a savings group operated by Open Hands in partnership with Good Life Ministries (more…...
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Man in Hyderabad, India

Man in Hyderabad, India

This man was able to rent this cart after the first savings cycle in his savings group. He cooks food and sells it along the street. (more…)...
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