June 2019 Community Development Report

The Women’s Group supports personal development through training and self-sustaining through a micro loan program. This month we discussed a saying from Alan Alda, “You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself.”

The women were supposed to complete their loan during this month, but because of the situation that had been going on in the country, the riots, and not being able to go to the market, they were advanced the payment for the month of July.

The Girls Empowerment Program aims to provide a safe environment for girls to spend time with their peers, learn about their rights, and gain the support of trusted adults while developing skills on sexual and reproductive health issues, gender-based violence including life skills training.  During the month of June, topics were money and decision making, importance of, and how to pray, how to make a classic envelope, and we took time for fun—we danced!

–information from Golds Mithe Joseph