Village Investors Programme (VIP)
Our Village Investors Programme (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 schools 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 >
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 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 support 38,106 vulnerable children.
11,455 of these children are orphans.