PBS NewsHour: In Niger, women pool money to build business

PBS NewsHour: In Niger, women pool money to build business

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1/19/18

PBS NewsHour featured CARE in a story that highlights the success of Aichatou Bako, a CARE VSLA (Village Savings & Loan Programmes in Africa) participant who after contributing the equivalent of 8 cents to her local savings group, used a loan to fund a thriving livestock business.

Issaka Hachimou, a CARE Niger VSLA entrepreneurship expert was also featured in the story, noting the loan program is better than just handing out cash, because “it helps women to have self-esteem, financial literacy, lifestyles, economic and social empowerment.” 

Read the full story here


A women’s group in the village of Lawaye Hayi Himo, Niger, grows millet and peanuts. They use an irrigation technique of digging holes and lining them with compost to collect rainwater. Credit: CARE 

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