We make sure communities can sustain their support for young people

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.


Jennifer

“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.



HOW THE VIP WORKS

The VIP creates strong economic foundations for community members to work together to increase their personal and groups savings. Learn more here >

How The VIP Works
What The VIP Achieves

WHAT THE VIP ACHIEVES

The VIP helps to address the financial challenges that can cause children to drop out of school or be pushed into forms of child labour, abuse and exploitation by economically equipping their parents and guardians to provide for them. Learn more here >


THE VIP IN ACTION – MARTIN’S STORY

Watch Martin’s Story to discover how his mother, Mary, is bringing hope to his future through her pineapple business and participation in the VIP in Uganda. Watch it here >

The VIP in Action - Martin's Story
The VIP in Action - Yona's Story

THE VIP IN ACTION – YONA’S STORY

Watch Yona’s Story to discover how the VIP is helping him to save money through his tinsmith business and invest in livestock, fertiliser, and his future. Watch it here >


THE VIP RESULTS TO DATE

18 of our project partners are now running the VIP and 607 groups have been created.


The VIP Map

The VIP has 13,922 members who directly supports 38,106 vulnerable children.


The VIP Statistics

11,455 of these children are orphans.

DOWNLOAD OUR 2017 VIP REPORT HERE TO LEARN MORE >


WE RESTORE

Rehabilitating and reintegrating isolated children into a caring community.

WE PROTECT

Educating communities to safeguard children and uphold their rights.

WE EDUCATE

Enabling impoverished children to access education and opportunity.

WE EQUIP

Training young people in skills and enterprise for sustainable lives.