Women Integrated Financial Empowerment (W.I.F.E)

Women are trained on how to mobilize their own financial resources, access loans from their groups and start income generating activities. When women are financially empowered, they are more likely to take their children to school and cater for other basic needs. LIBA uses the forums to hold discussions on cross cutting issues affecting women and girls and how they can emerge stronger than before.

LIBA has successfully piloted and implemented the Group Savings and Loans (GSL) model using the Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLA) Approach. So far, LIBA has 7 women groups with 250 women implementing the GSL
• Groups have been trained on Business selection, planning and management
• Trained the women on nutrition improvement
• Has held awareness education on the importance of taking children to school particularly girls

LIBAs has successfully Introduce other add-ons in the groups after every savings and loans activity. This includes
• Understanding the rights of the child and the importance of registering the child at birth
• The need to take their children to school at the right time particularly girls
• Consequences of child neglect
• Family planning education and safe sex
• Basic child care practices – i.e. knowing the danger signs when the child is sick; importance of immunisation; Improving child nutrition – growing vegetables using the gunny bags