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Sheku commented on Rise Together

Thank you for posting your ideas. Where do you see the project in 5years? Do you see husbands and village authorities supporting this? How do you intend to pass this ideas across cultures or people of different religious background.

I work with Onevillage Partners in rural Sierra Leone. We have a program Nurturing Opportunities for Women (NOW). The program is about training women on financial planning. With the trainings provided, our participants make informed choices over their individual lives through supports from their husbands and other participants in the group. Women are expressing how they now have voice and control over their finances. We are also seeing husbands coming forward to explain how they are supporting their wives in achieving their financial goals. We actively involve the husbands in our gender model sessions, where they are taught on the needs of sharing household roles. Because we are more participatory with our approaches, traditional authorities are also very supportive to the program. 
Thanks and good luck!