Women’s savings groups in rural communities in Tajikistan help women get loans to pay for repairs, land and more.
Oxfam has been working with villages in Tajikistan to set up women’s savings groups to help solve this problem. Each member pays between 5 – 50 Somoni (40p – £4.00) a month. The money is kept in a secure box which has three locks. Three members look after a key, so it cannot be opened unless they are all present.
Women can then get loans from the group to use to pay for repairs, land, small business needs, and even weddings.