Following a series of workshops in Wabumari village to tell everyone about savings groups, Daisy will work closely with around 10-15 people to set up their own savings and loans association. The STALIE sewing group will be one of the first groups to benefit. Through the training they’ll have financial skills and resources that will mean they’re not just creating clothes, they’re creating security for their families and their forest.
So savings and loans don’t have to be boring. They can be the key to a future where forest communities are financially strong enough to resist the loggers. Saving the rainforest, one savings book at a time.