Read and learn more about Kitega’s model, helping communities lift themselves out of poverty!
VICOBA is built around communities dreaming and working collectively to bring about positive change in their lives and communities.
VICOBA, is the acronym for Village Community Banking.
The sound of the name quickly makes one think that VICOBA is a regular savings and loans Association to provide credit to the poor and other low income earners in the community. When people hear you talking about VICOBA, they will quickly think about money, i.e loans and savings.
Well we can talk about micro finance and the potential it has to raise people from poverty another day.
Read More: http://kitegacc.org/vicoba-in-east-africa/
For the past two weeks, I have been figuring out a new definition of what I do, and with a few amazing friends this afternoon I got a summary to answer the question: What do you do? “So I am me, and I facilitate conversations and listen to stories” Am still figuring out a definition to summarise this in one word.
But here is one story: Two months ago I facilitated a conversation about developing dreams with a special group of women in Nairobi, and this week I was listening to stories of transformation. Mary has a unique story, she wanted to do something to earn a living, she was inspired, informed and encouraged to start a day care centre business after the conversation. A grandma of many is now using her skills to run the day care home for children in Nairobi and she is still dreaming big. Her life has been changed … I can go on writing but in summary I have seen many people transforming and creating sustainable projects using locally available resources. Am humbled, and I am confident to say; “Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can”
David Clemy – January 2016