Farming and Saving Cooperative

The Farming and Saving Cooperative empowers adult beneficiaries of Shelter Them to change their livelihood economically through farming. This cooperative currently has 36 members, but the number of members is increasing as the cooperative proves its success. This project was initiated with the intent to empower Shelter Them beneficiaries to free themselves from dependency and achieve economic self-sufficiency. Members contribute to a joint savings plan, so they can purchase more land. Shelter Them has helped in their endeavor, for example, with the construction of a drying facility for the cooperative’s crops, but the group makes its own decisions about its future direction, leading them to the ultimate goal of independence and sustainability.