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16 Days of Activism: Sylvester

16 Days of Activism: Sylvester

16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM AIMS TO RAISE AWARENESS OF GENDER BASED VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN. CIVIL SOCIETY, GOVERNMENT, INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS AND MORE WILL COME TOGETHER WITH ONE VOICE ON THE NEED TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS GLOBALLY.

My wife worked hard in her group, and money she borrowed from the group was used to start a grocery business.

Sylvester Alubano is 41 years old and lives with his wife and four children. He is proud of his wife and how she has transformed their family life since she joined a Village Savings group.

Village Savings and Loans (VSL) give members of the community the opportunity to save money and access loans to purchase items or pursue small-scale businesses.

Sylvester states, ‘My wife worked hard in her group, and money she borrowed from the group was used to start a grocery business. She now buys clothes, school materials and food for the children’. Consequently everyone in the family is eating better and is healthier.

She is also taking the lead on managing their livestock at home too “it was her decision to build a brick fence around our home,already 20,000 bricks have been made to build this wall” says Sylvester proudly.

Sylvester now enjoys making decisions about their expenditure alongside his wife.

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