Village Investors Program (VIP)
Our Village Investors Program (VIP) economically empowers parents and guardians of orphaned and vulnerable children by creating grassroots savings and loans groups in their communities.
Each VIP group is self-funded and self-regulated, enabling members to save money, build small businesses and earn a regular income, which dramatically transforms their ability to provide for the children in their care for the long term.
“Now we can manage to have three meals a day and pay secondary and primary school fees… [Also] my children do not waste time fetching firewood for cooking because I bought a gas cooker and now they have plenty of time to do their homework.” Jennifer, a member of our VIP in Loitokitok, Kenya.
THE VIP RESULTS TO DATE
18 of our project partners are now running the VIP and 607 groups have been created.
The VIP has 13,922 members who directly supports 38,106 vulnerable children.
11,455 of these children are orphans.