After Transform:

106% increase in income
106%
increase in income
143% increase in savers
143%
increase in savers
30% increase in savings
30%
increase in savings

Livelihood Focuses:

Small Business Skills

 Rolling Capital
Rolling Capital
 Marketing
Marketing
 Vision
Vision

Livelihood Options

 Snacks
Snacks
 Cleaning Products
Cleaning Products
 Organic Vegetables
Organic Vegetables

Savings Groups

 Record Keeping
Record Keeping
 Banking
Banking
 Loans
Loans

Mary Sunshine

After starting her own business, Mary Sunshine joined the local ‘Harvester Savings Group’ to invest in cooking equipment. In just three months the 38 entrepreneurs saved a total of US$242. Mary is committed to saving for her business and setting money aside to improve her family’s quality of life. Her next goal is to build a toilet for her family.

Sustainable Livelihood

During Transform, 95% of participants join a Savings Group. These self-governed groups pool their savings into a common fund used to provide loans for group and individual businesses as well as medical and education needs.

The vast majority of ultrapoor families have never had savings before. After Transform they have a safety net for times of crisis.

Average savings per group after four months: US$77

Take a look at the other parts of the Transform box

Values

Hope is the key: progress out of poverty must start with the belief that change is possible. The Biblical Values in Transform foster attitudes and behaviour change that build relationships.

Transform strengthens social networks, builds families relationships and fosters self-esteems and confidence.

Health

One medical crisis can wipe out any progress made in poverty. Transform’s Health curriculum equips mothers to give their children better hygiene, sanitation, disease prevention and nutrition with training and resources.

Transform rescues children from malnutrition through feeding, and provides medical interventions in emergencies.

Education

Children in poverty desperately want to learn but struggle at school from day one. Transform brings education into the home, allowing parents to become their children’s first teachers.

Invested and engaged from the very beginning of their child’s learning, parents encourage their children to start and remain in school.

Transform lives with ICM

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Volunteer

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Trips

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