The Social Groups in Kandara are contributing significantly towards the achievements we have seen so far in the Guardian Empowerment Programme. They bring together all the guardians in their respective social groups. They engage with the following activities during their meetings:
• Division of labour/roles
• Renewal of commitment and development of accepted sanctions
• Designing of accepted norms and values that will guide the group towards achieving the goals set by the programme.
The groups have continued to assist each other through the little financial contributions which they contribute on monthly basis. Part of the funds is meant to be a revolving fund where members are allowed to borrow at a low interest of 5% within a period of two weeks. A larger part of the contribution is set aside and so far it has been has been spent to purchase goats, pigs and chickens.
It’s a time to smile as most of the animals have produced offspring hence increasing disposable assets within households. Chickens on the other hand are laying plenty of eggs and guardians are happy to sell some of them. Plans are underway to introduce new ideas in the four respective social groups.
Eggs Eggs Eggs!