Groups of women from a community, typically 50-100 women, pay a small amount (equivalent to a few US cents) into a common revolving fund to establish a partnership. Those funds are added to a one-time sponsorship from someone like you. The women then work together in multiple local entrepreneurial projects. Each woman uses the fund to purchase supplies, then replenishes it plus a contribution from sales. The funds thus grow over time. When the women’s groups are sufficiently successful, they sponsor additional women’s groups in other villages.

Pawoda Umvoru women's group: demonstrating pot-making

Alec Johnson chartered the first of these groups in April 2012, and there are now over 250 of these groups in the area.

Provide $100 of seed money to sponsor another women’s group. Bootstrap indigenous business, making more local business opportunities economically feasible and contributing to the local economy.