Community Economic Empowerment

 

To increase impact and to make transformative change in the lives of young children, their entire environment of relationships needs to be invested in their healthy development." –Center for the Developing Child at Harvard University

Clover launched the Kisoboka Initiative: Nano Finance Program on 18 April 2016, in partnership with Ranu Mahanti of Aamara Biswas. The goal of this program is to enable the mothers of Clover children to improve their livelihoods, so that they in turn can create a better home environment for their children. Kisoboka/Nano provides interest free nano loans, payable within one year, to moms who may already have a small business, to moms interested in starting a new business, as well as to a group of moms who organize to pool their loans to build a business such as a poultry farm, greenhouses, clean water remediation, a store. We look forward to reporting on how this impactful concept, conceived of by Clover partner Aamara Biswas, economically empowers Clover families and their children. (Pictured in the slideshow above (L to R) The Kisoboka Team: Nakayiza Aminah, Clover parent and Assistant to the Project Coordinator; Ranu Mahanti of Aamara Biswas; April Stone, Clover Director and Kisoboka Lead; and Nalukwago Milly, Clover Teacher and Project Coordinator. Esther Makumbi, Clover Program Director not picture, but very much an integral part of the Team!)