Kebebush Berena is no stranger to change. Since her initial interactions recruiting and enrolling women for WEEMA’s Self Help Groups (SHGs), Kebebush has watched the women she supports grow and develop into financially savvy savers.
Kebede proudly stands in his wheat field. Over the past 15 months, he and his family were significantly affected by Ethiopia's worst drought in decades.
In November 2016, the Women’s Self-Help Group, Shapamo Masino, was recognized at the Regional Level.
For the duration of a transAtlantic flight, a groggy, mentally taxed Lucas Valente da Costa tried unsuccessfully to delay the anxiety of finishing his report.
The goals of Self Help Groups are to empower impoverished women by bringing them together to share their struggles, receive financial training and learn from each other.