Where your sponsorship money goes
By taking part in Food for Thought you’ll be helping to change the lives of women and girls living in some of the most vulnerable communities around the world.
Gete chairs a savings and credit group in Girar Jarso, in the Shewa region, central Ethiopia. After receiving training and a small loan from ActionAid, she bought two cows. Today her business has grown to include six cows that produce 35 litres of milk a day.
Not only is Gete’s business self-sustaining, it has inspired other women to become independent too. As leader of the credit group, Gete is responsible for looking after 300,000 birr (£9,000) in savings to be used by women for local projects.
“It’s important that the cooperative is run by women. Before we had to depend on our husbands for any income,” said Gete. “Now thanks to the cooperative and the loans, we are able to earn our own income and be economically independent.”