VITAL EDGE is currently implementing micro-savings groups for over 5,000 women in Senegal and Mali.
Microfinance begins with weekly meetings under a tree with an instructor Read More
The women elect a leader Read More
They make loans to each other for any purpose: Food, buying products to sell, etc. Read More
All decisions are decided by the group. At the end of each year the money with interest is returned to the women , and they start a new cycle. No money ever enters or leaves the group from any other party.
The women decide how much to save each week. Read More
VITAL EDGE designs custom programs to solve basic needs : water, nutrition, education and finance. By combining these solutions , micro-gardens, solar pumps, literacy programs, pre-natal programs, to an established micro-savings group, the cost of delivering the service is reduced and the likelihood of success is multiplied.