SOCIAL ACTIVITIES AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
TRAINING AND WORKSHOPS
The Livelihood project provides workshops and training sessions in business skills, bookkeeping, commercial consultancy and management in order to further the women’s education and help their business for the future. These sessions also give women the opportunity to network and share ideas amongst the women alliance AFAWI has created.
The women are provided capital in the form of small loans with low interest rates to invest in a new business or expand an existing one. Daily savings accounts are available (locally known as “susu”). Many women do not have access to bank accounts because of the cost, but AFAWI gives them a chance to create a savings account that receive small amount of interest and encourages saving for the future.
The Livelihood Project creates opportunity for women to be financially independent, allows the women and their families to rise above the poverty line.
AFAWI Ghana is adopting, supplying and delivery of efficient clean cookstoves to our beneficiaries of the livelihood project to promote cleaning, healthy living, efficient and sustainable natural resource consumption, as well as help women save money.
Since 2012, AFAWI has provided relief to women in need in communities across Ghana, including:
156 Women have received loans to start-up and expand their business.
2,101 Women have attended business consulting, health and
82 Children of women beneficiaries have been able to attend school.
All women are required to take training and workshops before receiving a loan. The training workshops will go through business skills, finances, management and health. The health aspect is very important because if a women is unable to keep herself and her family healthy, she will be unable to work.
After training is complete women will be given a small loan to help start or expand her business
AFAWI has created the "susu" program, susu is the local word for saving. It allows women who cannot afford a bank account to have a safe place to save their money. Also demonstrates the importance of saving for the future.