A group member from the Malava Friends Women Group stands in front of her vegetable stand in the center of the village. She buys vegetables from a local farmer and resells them in the village.
Below is a list of all the RSWR projects in Kenya that are in progress or recently completed. To see beneficiary stories and six month and one year reports, scroll down to the older groups that are at the bottom of the page.
Groups that were funded in the Fall of 2015
Kakilongo Friends Women Group
Projects: Poultry, Rabbits, Local vegetables
The Kakilongo community is located on the slopes of Mt Elgon. It is a very poor community with multiple problems, including high unemployment and poor health services. The terrain is difficult and farming is the only viable business. Currently the women are engaged in small scale businesses including buying and selling maize and vegetable and fruit selling. They fund their businesses with a monthly contribution of $2 per woman that is collected and loaned out to a few members at a time.
For the RSWR project, the women will divide themselves into three groups and each group will undertake one of the three businesses listed and share the profits equally. 8 women will engage in poultry keeping, 8 women will raise rabbits, and 8 women will grow vegetables. They chose these projects because they have a good market in the local economy. They will repay their loans in 12 monthly installments. They expect to net $88 to $120 per month depending on their activity.
Vakhavirizi Women Group
Projects: Cereals buying and selling, Kerosene selling, Secondhand clothing, Poultry, Firewood
Most of the women in this group are aged 20-27 with two in their thirties. They each have 3-5 children. Most are the bread winners of their families and they are dependent for food on a small plot of land. They formed this group to work together to raise capital to start small businesses to augment their income. Their goals are to provide enough food for their families, alleviate poverty in their community, and have enough money for medical expenses when members of their families get sick.
The women meet once a month and each woman contributes $1 to a group fund. This fund is used to make loans to members to start small businesses. Currently, they are involved in several small businesses which are listed above. The RSWR funds will be used to upgrade their existing businesses. They will receive loans of $100 to $200 depending on their business. They will repay their loans in six monthly installments. They hope to make $31 to $52 per month after expenses and loan repayment.
Chepsai Friends Women Group
Projects: Cereals buying and selling, Poultry, Groundnuts
These women formed their group to try to free the community from poverty through increased food security, increased income generation through business, and improved health. They meet once a month and each contribute $2 to a group fund. This fund is used to make loans to members to start small businesses. Their businesses include: buying and selling maize and beans, vegetable and fruit selling, charcoal and firewood selling and keeping local chickens.
For the RSWR project, the group will undertake 3 projects that they have determined are the most economically viable in their community. 10 members will undertake poultry rearing, 9 members will undertake the buying and selling of maize and beans, and 10 members will buy and sell groundnuts. They will receive loans of $116 to $163 depending on their business. They will repay their loans in 12 monthly installments. They hope to make $80 to $93 per month after expenses and loan repayment.
Kidundu Friends Church Women Group
Beneficiaries: 30 poor Quaker women
Projects: Maize and beans, Firewood and kerosene, Dry fish sales
These women are members of Kidundu Friends Village Meeting of Lugari Yearly Meeting. Their community has multiple problems including poverty, lack of employment opportunities, and scarcity of food. The reason the women started this group was to work together to try to overcome these problems. Currently the women are engaged in several small scale businesses including: poultry keeping, maize and beans selling, fruit and vegetable selling, firewood selling, tree nurseries, and vegetable growing and selling. They fund their businesses with a monthly contribution of $1.50 per woman that is collected and loaned out to a few members at a time.
For the RSWR project, the women will divide themselves into three groups and each group will undertake one of the three businesses listed and share the profits equally. 10 women will buy and sell maize and beans, 10 women will sell firewood and kerosene, and 10 women will sell dry fish. They chose these projects because they have a good market in the local economy. They will receive loans of $110 to $147 depending on their business. They will repay their loans in 12 monthly installments. They hope to make $79 to $83 per month after expenses and loan repayment.
Read more about Kidundu Friends Women Group including their six month report
Six month report
The women received training in financial management and micro-credit from the RSWR Field Representative before their funds were released. In addition, they arranged training for themselves on group dynamics, leadership roles, and marketing strategies from the Rural Service Program, Kaimosi, a development program of East Africa Yearly Meeting.
The first loans were disbursed on February 11, 2016. 24 women received loans of Ksh.5,000 ($50). 21 of the women have repaid those loans in full and have received second loans of Ksh.10,000 ($100) to upgrade their businesses. The women have decided not to sell kerosene because it was not making them enough profit. One difficulty that the group had was marketing problems, for which they sought training. The group was also frustrated by poor attendance at group meetings and people not showing up for trainings. They also feel they need to find a way to help each other to stand firm in the face of unforeseen business challenges.
Positive effects of the project include: group unity, and the fact that the women are learning to be self-reliant. They all now have employment and their monthly incomes have doubled, tripled, and in some cases, quadrupled. Their school-going children can now have lunch and school uniforms.
The women feel like they have made a good start, but they don’t yet feel that they have stable incomes. They will need to save and reinvest in their businesses to grow them over time.
Vuyanzi Christian Women Group
Projects: Tree nursery seedlings, Omena fish selling, Sorghum selling
The average age of members of this group is about 30 years old. They formed the group to work toward financial independence through small scale business ventures. Members are currently running small businesses which include: village kiosks, selling omena fish, vegetable and fruit selling, and poultry rearing. The group has received training on group dynamics, leadership skills and resource mobilization from various governmental development programs.
The women will divide themselves into groups of 8 women each and undertake 3 different projects. They will receive loans of $134 to $160 depending on their business. They will repay their loans in 12 monthly installments. They hope to make $120 to $141 per month after expenses and loan repayment.
Groups that were funded in the Spring of 2015
Nasham Nkai Women Group
Beneficiaries: 20 young Quaker women
Projects Poultry — eggs
This group is part of Loltulelei Village Meeting which is part of the Samburu Friends Mission, under the care of East Africa Yearly Meeting North. The Samburu people are closely related to the Masai. Previously, they were a nomadic people and some still are today. Friends United Meeting sent a missionary to this very poor area in 1995 to try to help after a prolonged drought. In 2012, a Samburu Quaker, Sammy Letoole, became the first Samburu graduate of Friends Theological College and took over the job as the director for the mission. With Sammy’s leadership, the number of village meetings is growing and currently there are 8 village meetings.
Read more about Nasham Nkai Women Group including their Six Month Report and a Beneficiary Story
For the RSWR project, the women will engage in large-scale poultry keeping. Each woman will be loaned $266 to purchase 60 hens plus feed and supplies to build a pen. They expect to get 50 eggs per day which they will sell for 11¢ each. They will repay their loans in 12 monthly installments with 12% interest. They expect an average monthly income after expenses and loan repayment of $58.
Six month report – received March 2016
This group has decreased in number to only 15 women. Each of the 15 women received a loan of KES.30,000 ($300) in July 2015. They are carrying out their poultry business as planned. Some of the difficulties have included drought, diseases and less of a market than expected. They have also had some transportation problems. To remedy these difficulties, they have begun vaccinating the birds and they are changing the place where they sell the eggs.
My name is Mrs. Rosano Leadiamo. I greet you in the name of Jesus Christ. I am saved and believe in Jesus Christ as my personal savior. I thank God and the Right Sharing of World Resources for supporting us with funds. It has changed my life economically. I am now able to pay school fees for my children and feed them properly. I am praying for you so that God will provide you with much for you to be able to support women in the world. God bless you. Amen. Thank you very much.
Mwangaza USFW Group
Beneficiaries: 25 poor Quaker women
Projects: Cereals, Poultry, Potatoes, Vegetables
In 2009, the women of the Bumuyange Village Meeting decided to come together to work to overcome the socio-economic problems facing their community. Some of the problems include: high unemployment levels for women and girls, high drop-out rates from school, especially for young girls who “walk aimlessly in the villages”, high poverty levels, poor health and inability to buy medicines and pay hospital bills.
Read more about Mwangaza USFW Group
Musemwa Wekhavila Friends Women Group
Projects: Poultry, Vegetables, Firewood
This group belongs to Musemwa Village Meeting of North Yearly Meeting. They formed the group to pull together their meager resources so they could start small business ventures for sustainable income generation. They meet once a month and each contribute approximately $2 to a group fund which is used to make loans to members to start small businesses.
Read more about Musemwa Wekhavila Friends Women Group
Lokirimo Friends Women Group
Lodwar (Turkana), KENYA
Projects: Mats selling and Maize and beans selling
This group of women belong to Kanamkemer Village Meeting, Lodwar Monthly Meeting of Turkana Friends Mission. Turkana is the northern-most county in Kenya and is isolated by numerous hills. It is a hot, dry area that is drought-prone. The community has many problems including high poverty levels, food insecurity, high drop-out rates, and poor health. The women formed this group to work together to improve their social welfare, reduce the poverty levels in the community, and build their resilience against drought. They meet once a month and each woman contributes approximately $3 to a group fund. This fund is loaned to one woman each month on a rotating basis to enhance her business. Members are currently running small businesses which include: retail shops, second-hand clothing sales, butcher shop, cereals selling, and basket making.
Read more about Lokirimo Friends Women Group including their Six Month Report
Six month report – received May 2016
The funds were received in July 2015 after training on small scale business management skills. The training was conducted by RSWR Field Representative Samson Ababu and Lotan Migaliza of AQUAVIS (Africa Quaker Vision), a Kenyan Quaker development organization that RSWR contracts with for training.
After receiving the funds, the group decided to change their project drastically. Instead of doing individual businesses, they decided to use the majority of the funds to build a house that they could rent out to tourists and business people. Turkana is becoming a popular tourist area since there is a big lake and tourists come to fish. They hope to have the house completed and ready to rent by June 2016. In addition to the funds for the house, 6 women were also given loans for individual businesses. When rent begins coming in from the house, they will be able to give more loans for individual businesses.
Solidarity Friends Women Group
Beneficiaries: 24 poor Quaker women
Projects: Vegetable & fruit sales, Maize, beans & rice, Kerosene, Tailoring, Kiosks
These women formed this group to “put their meager resources in a common pool and find other ways of raising funds for productive purposes.” They work together so that they can meet the basic needs of their families, especially for food. They plan to seek training and assistance from other women’s groups that have received grants from RSWR in the past and are currently doing well. They will also seek advice from USFW leaders.
The group meets once a week for fellowship and once a month they each contribute approximately $2 to a group fund. This fund is used to make loans to members to start small businesses. Members are currently running small businesses which include: green groceries (fruits and vegetables), cereals (maize, beans, sorghum, groundnuts), kerosene, tailoring, and home kiosks for household needs. The RSWR grant will be used to upscale these already-established small businesses.
Read more about Solidarity Friends Women Group including their Six Month Report
Six Month Report received April 2016
Solidarity Friends Women Group received their funds in July 2015 after training by RSWR consultants Africa Quaker Vision (AQUAVIS) on financial management, savings and repayment. It is the custom among the women’s groups in Kenya to give business loans in stages. At first the women receive a small “tester” loan and when that is repaid, they then receive a larger loan. All 24 women received “tester” loans of Ksh.5,000 (approximately $50) in July, 2015 to be repaid within 6 months. 19 of the women have repaid that loan and received a second loan of Ksh.10,000 (approximately $100) to expand their businesses. The women have 12 months to repay these second loans.
Some of the difficulties have been the seasonal nature of their businesses and the problem of family financial needs conflicting with the need for business expansion. Because of the women’s rural background, they lack knowledge of how to expand their businesses successfully. To remedy these difficulties, the women hope to arrange more training for themselves and to “encourage members always to take business with boldness.”
SEE PHOTOS BELOW OF SOME OF THE WOMEN AND THEIR BUSINESSES
Groups that were funded in the Fall of 2014
Mokwo Friends Women Group
Beneficiaries: 24 poor Quaker women
Projects: Poultry, Vegetables, Sorghum
This group belongs to Mokwo Friends Church of Tuloi Yearly Meeting. The Mokwo community has many problems including poverty, lack of employment opportunities, and scarcity of food. The women started this group to work together to try to overcome these problems. Currently they are engaged in small scale poultry rearing. They fund their business with a monthly contribution of $1.16 per woman that is collected and loaned out to a few members at a time.
Click HERE to read the full report of Mokwo Friends Women Group, including their six month progress report.
Kisumu Friends Church Women Group
Beneficiaries: 24 poor Quaker women
Projects: Poultry, Firewood and charcoal, Maize and beans
This group belongs to Kisumu Friends Church of Kaimosi Yearly Meeting. Currently the women are engaged in small scale businesses including vegetable and fruit selling, charcoal selling, maize and beans selling, firewood selling, and embroidery. They fund their business with a monthly contribution of $2.32 per woman that is collected and loaned out to a few members at a time.
Read more about Kisumu Friends Church Women Group
For this project, the women will divide themselves into three groups and each group will undertake one of the three businesses listed and share the profits equally. 8 women will engage in poultry keeping, 8 women will buy and sell maize and beans, and 8 women will sell firewood and charcoal. They chose these projects because they have a good market in the local economy. The women will borrow between $170 and $200 each and will repay their loans in 12 months at 2% per month. They expect to make $117 – $142 per month depending on their business.
The monthly “merry-go-round” contributions of $2.32 will continue, but they will be converted to “shares” which will become a member’s investment in the group and will earn dividends annually. The repaid monies, the interest earned and the share contributions will all be pooled and will become a permanent revolving loan fund. This fund will be used to give loans to members who have repaid their loans and to new members who join the group.
Gamuren Friends Women Group
Beneficiaries: 29 poor Quaker women
Projects: Cereals, Kerosene, Secondhand clothing, Poultry, Firewood, Groceries and vegetables
This is a group of young and middle-aged Quaker women. They are all members of Gamuren Friends Village Meeting of East Africa Yearly Meeting. They began by outlining problems facing women in Kenya today:
- Many men have abandoned their responsibility to their families. Women are expected to manage the families.
- There are few ways to earn a living in rural areas. This leads to family conflicts, including domestic violence.
- Illiteracy and general lack of knowledge among rural women keep them from engaging in economic activities.
- Poverty and malnutrition are high, especially among women and children.
Click HERE to read the full report of Gamuren Friends Women Group, including their six month progress report and stories of some of the beneficiaries.
Ndabaranachi Friends Women Group
Beneficiaries: 32 poor Quaker women
Projects: Poultry, Rabbits, Local Vegetables
This group belongs to Ndabaranachi Friends Village Meeting of Lugari Yearly Meeting. Currently the women are engaged in small scale businesses including firewood selling, keeping local chickens, maize and beans selling, and vegetable and fruits selling. They fund their businesses with a monthly contribution of $1.94 per woman that is collected and loaned out to a few members at a time.
Click HERE to read the full report of Ndabaranachi Friends Women Group, including their six month progress report.
Lutonyi Friends Women Group
Projects: Groundnuts, Cabbages and tomatoes, Indigenous vegetables
The members of this group belong to the USFW chapter of Lutonyi Friends Village Meeting, which is part of Lugulu Yearly Meeting. The reason the women founded the group was to try to overcome the problems in their lives, including high poverty levels and poor health due to inadequate nutrition and diseases such as malaria and HIV/AIDS. They want to create employment for themselves and improve the health care and education standards of their children.
Click HERE to read the full report of Lutonyi Friends Women Group, including their six month progress report and stories of beneficiaries.
Kapsogoro Friends Women Development Group
Projects: Tailoring, Kiosks, Cereals, Vegetables and fruits, Kerosene, Smoked and dried fish
These women are members of Kapsogoro Village Church of East Africa Yearly Meeting-Kaimosi. In their proposal they lament the burdens on Kenyan women today: They are expected to produce food for their families but their small landholdings do not produce enough food. They also must manage uniforms and school supplies for their children. When they are not able to provide adequate meals, this causes family disunity, including domestic violence. In addition, health care is out of their reach economically and so they and their families live in deplorable conditions. They have no social or political power and cannot achieve these rights because of their poverty.
Read more about Kapsogoro Friends Women Development Group
Etiet Friends Women Group
Projects: Buns & chapattis (flatbread), Poultry, Cereals, Fruits & potatoes
These women are drawn from two ethnic tribes, the Luhya and the Nandi, a sub tribe of the Kalenjin. They formed this group to promote peace between the two groups. They explain that the two tribes had lived for many years in harmony in their community but in 2008 political agitation stirred up animosity between them. This is an effort to restore harmony between the two groups. The name of the group, Etiet, means “bridge” in the Kalenjin language. The chairlady is from the Nandi tribe and the Secretary is from the Luhya community. They began with 17 women in 2009 and now have 25 members drawn from the two tribes. They are all Quakers and all belong to Tuloi Yearly Meeting.
Read more about Etiet Friends Women Group
Groups that were funded in the Spring of 2014
Lotego Friends Church Women Group
Beneficiaries: 25 Quaker women
Projects: Maize and beans, Firewood, Fish fingerlings
This group was formed in April 2012. The members belong to Lotego and Isiegudi Village Meetings of Lotego Monthly Meeting of Vokoli Yearly Meeting. They all belong to the Lotego USFW group. Members of the group are peasant farmers who practice mixed subsistence farming for their daily livelihood.
Currently the women are engaged in small scale businesses. They fund their businesses with a monthly contribution of $2.36 per woman that is collected and loaned out to a few members at a time.
Read more about Lotego Friends Church Women Group
Musasa Friends Women Group
Beneficiaries: 21 poor Quaker women
Projects: Cereals, Vegetables and dried fish, Firewood
This group began their proposal by outlining the social and economic difficulties facing rural women in Kenya:
• In many rural families, the woman is the head of the family and main breadwinner because the husband is either dead or has left the family to look for work in the city.
• Women in Kenya do not have deeds to their land and widows are often not allowed to keep family assets, including land.
• Women usually cannot apply for credit because they do not own land or other assets in their name.
• Women in Kenya are often the target of violence and exploitation in the family and they usually do not seek justice because of illiteracy, ignorance and poverty.
MFWG was formed in 2010 to try to overcome these problems. At this point, there are 21 members who are a mixture of married, widowed, divorced and single mothers whose ages range from 19 to 54. The members belong to Musasa Village Meeting of Kinu Monthly Meeting of East Africa Yearly Meeting. The chairlady of the group is the recently retired chairperson of the Microfinance wing of the Fellowship of Christian Council and Churches in the Great Lakes and Horn of Africa.
Read more about Musasa Friends Women Group including the Six Month and One Year reports and Stories of Beneficiaries
Six month and one year reports – both received in June 2016
This group has been working hard to make their project a success. 24 women received initial loans of KES.10,000 ($100). They used this money to expand their current small businesses which included raising poultry or vegetables, buying and selling fish, buying and selling beans or cereals, small kiosks selling household items, and firewood or kerosene selling. Most of the women were able to repay these first loans and 19 women received second loans of KES.20,000 ($200) to further upgrade their businesses. So far, 11 women have repaid these second loans, 7 women are in the process of repaying, 4 women defaulted on their loans and 2 of their members died.
Problems have included the fact that many of the businesses are seasonal and therefore income fluctuates from month to month. In addition, the women are afraid to take risks and so they choose familiar businesses that everyone else is also choosing, which causes stiff competition. Also, the women do not have enough time to devote to their businesses because they are expected to continue to work on the family farms and run their households. And many of the women are illiterate and so they have a hard time with record keeping. Because of these difficulties, the women have not been paying their loan installments on time which has hampered the group.
The group leadership has tried to overcome these problems by encouraging the members to diversify their trades by season and also choose businesses that no one else is doing. They have arranged several workshops on record keeping and have engaged a young girl to help the illiterate women keep their records. To help those who have had trouble repaying, the leadership has extended their time of repayment, helped them choose different businesses that are more profitable, and arranged training for the group on how to trade profitably.
The positive impacts of the project include:
• Some women have done extremely well and upgraded their businesses significantly. • Members have gained experience and are now knowledgeable at the market. • Member have become more responsible in handling money. • Women have become suppliers of needed commodities, especially food items, in the community. • There is now active trading within the community.
Stories of Beneficiaries
I have a neighbor called Rose Ihdiazi. She is a primary school teacher in our village. I am a housewife and sometimes I would work in my neighbour’s farms for money to use on the family. My husband is a painter and does work on and off and brings very little money home for the family use. I cannot blame him because he never went to school.
I mentioned Rose because I work for her most of the time when I am not working on the family farm. Sometimes I found myself borrowing even very small things we needed to use in our house. Sometimes I felt ashamed to ask for these items but I had no alternative.
I worked for Madam Rose for 10 years. One day she called ma and sat me down. We had a woman to woman talk for many hours. After our long discussion, she gave me Ksh.2000 and told me to start a business of my own. She told me not to continue going to her house for handouts but work with the money she had given me. In the beginning, I was scared because I had never done my business before.
This happened when Musasa Friends Women Group had just been formed. I borrowed some ideas from the chairlady who encouraged me to start a small business. Musasa Friends gave me a further Ksh.500 and together with what Madam Rose had given me, I went into the business of selling live chickens.
Then came the grant from RSWR. Oh it was a big booster to my business. The Ksh.10,000 I received from Musasa Women Group made a huge difference to my approach to business. I have now switched from dealing in chickens to selling of cereals and a green grocery. I will not forget the contribution RSWR has made to my life. I have completed repaying Ksh.10,000 and submitted my application for a further loan of Ksh.20,000.
Thank you so much RSWR for making our lives change for the better. As a member of the group we are very grateful indeed.
God bless you all.
Yours sincerely, Fridah Mbone
My name is Damaria Ayisi. I am a member of Musasa Friends Women Group. I belong to a family of seven people who include my husband our five children. Three of our children are primary school and two are in secondary school. My husband works in Nairobi as a casual laborer and whatever money he gets is sent back home for our children’s education. For a long time I have been thinking of how to assist him because he appears to be straining so much and his heart is not good.
When Musasa Friends Women Group was formed, I did not hesitate to join them. I wanted to do something that would benefit my family and myself. The idea of Merry-go-round was introduced in the group. I borrowed Ksh.500 in 2010 and later increased it to Ksh.1000. This money, though small, helped me to start a small business of my own. I bought green vegetables, onions, and tomatoes. This enabled me to get some money to support my husband’s efforts. I really dreamed of expanding my business but I did not have the money to do so.
In one of our meetings, our chairlady mentioned something to do with RSWR. We got interested and gave her permission to take up the matter. Later your people visited us and in the end we prayed so hard that our project may be approved. We talked and talked together about the prospect of receiving the grant and what it would mean to our lives.
When our group received the grant, I was the happiest woman on earth. There was hope. I would be able to borrow enough money to expand my green grocery. This is exactly what I did. Thank God because of the grant from RSWR I am able to support my husband in paying school fees for our children. I now operate a bank account – something I never dreamed of! Many thanks to RSWR. I pray that God may bless your organization.
Kongoni Friends Women Group
Moi’s Bridge, KENYA
Projects: Poultry, Cereals, Firewood
This group was formed in August 2011. The members belong to Kongoni Friends Church of Lugari Yearly Meeti ng. The Kongoni community has multiple problems including poverty, poor health standards, and high unemployment, especially among women and youth. The reason the women started this group was to work together to try to overcome these problems.
Currently the women are engaged in many personal small scale businesses including maize, beans, vegetables, and fruits selling, kerosene and firewood selling, fish mongering, and keeping of local cows and chickens. They fund their businesses with a monthly contribution of $2.36 per woman that is collected and loaned out to a few members at a time.
Click HERE to read the full report of Kongoni Friends Women Group, including stories of beneficiaries and their six month and one year progress reports.
Solongo Abe Self Help Group
Projects: Poultry, Vegetables, Rabbits
This is a group of women who belong to a number of religious denominations. Half are Quaker and the other half are members of various other churches in the area. The leader is a Quaker and they meet at the Wakaleka Friends Church which is part of Vokoli Yearly Meeting.
This group was started in 2009 so that the illiterate women in the village and their drop-out children could learn to read and write. They met three times a week for Adult Basic Education classes. By 2011, they had all learned to read and finished the ABE classes, so they turned their attention to farming and business. They registered as a group with the Kenyan Department of Social Services and started small-scale businesses. Presently they are engaged in the following activities: vegetable and fruit growing and selling, firewood selling, and poultry keeping. They fund their businesses with a monthly contribution of $2.36 per woman that is collected and loaned out to a few members at a time.
Click HERE to read the full report of Solongo Abe Self Help Group, including stories of some of the beneficiaries and their six month progress report.
Avakali Vo Vulavu Women Group
Projects: Poultry, Vegetables, Beans and Sorghum
This group belongs to Chango Friends Church of Vihiga Yearly Meeting. The members of the group meet together every two weeks to share social, spiritual and economic challenges and to pray together. The community as a whole has severe economic problems due to widespread poverty and lack of employment opportunities. Additionally, they face health problems from HIV/AIDS and malaria related diseases.
Currently the women are engaged in small scale farming and livestock and poultry rearing. They fund their businesses with a monthly contribution of $2.36 per woman that is collected and loaned out to a few members at a time.
Click HERE to read the full report of Avakali Vo Vulavu Women Group, including their six month and one year progress reports.