Community Economic Empowerment (Food Security) and Savings Group (VSLA) Project

The VSLA model savings group was promoted and followed by participating in families’ backyard agriculture activities to encourage farmers in the target areas to create their own backyard farms.  This allows villager to us limited space for maximum benefit with the following objectives:

  1. To reduce expenses and bring in extra income within the family.
  2. To produce organic vegetables safe from harmful chemicals and pesticides.

Saving means preparing for future use such as unexpected events like illness or change of life such as entering old age.  Objectives of creating a savings group VSLA:

  1. To gather 10-25 people within the community who understand each other, to create saving habits and create unity within the group.
  2. To provide members of the VSLA savings group a collective fund to be used as needed to support each other within the group.

There are agricultural activities as follows:

Vegetable Gardening

Frog Raising

Chicken Raising

Fish Raising

Pig Raising

Building a Water Tank

Creating and Training VSLA Groups