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EMPOWERING WIDOWS: THE JAMIL AND NYANGA JAWARD FOUNDATION'S VSLA PROGRAM MAKING STRIDES


The Jamil and Nyanga Jaward Foundation's Village Savings and Loan Association (VSLA) program. With a commitment to fostering economic autonomy, this initiative has been running successfully for weeks, empowering these resilient women to seize control of their financial destinies and shape brighter futures for their children.

Moyamba leads the charge, now into its impressive eighth week of operations, closely followed by Government Wharf and Crab Town, at seven and six weeks respectively. Each week, these determined women gather with unwavering dedication, ready to participate in meetings and diligently contribute to their savings.

The foundation's mission transcends mere financial support; it's about equipping widows with the tools and knowledge needed to navigate the economic landscape independently. By fostering a culture of savings and entrepreneurship, the program not only uplifts individual lives but also contributes to the broader development of these communities.

Speaking on the significance of the initiative, Foundation Programs officer, Alusine Shrieff, emphasized, "We are witnessing the transformative power of economic empowerment first-hand. These women are not just saving money; they are reclaiming agency over their lives and actively shaping a more prosperous future for themselves and their children."

The VSLA program serves as a testament to the profound impact that grassroots initiatives can have on vulnerable communities. It's a ripple effect, where empowered individuals become agents of change within their own spheres, catalysing sustainable development from within.

As the program continues to flourish, the Jamil and Nyanga Jaward Foundation remains steadfast in its commitment to supporting widows and underserved populations, ensuring that no one is left behind in the journey towards economic prosperity and community development.

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