Many of the world's rural poor have no economic opportunities to save and don't have the luxury of thinking long-term. This often leads to decisions that make life even harder downstream. People need a place to save and invest money and a chance to take out loans to invest in farms, businesses, or education.
Through savings groups, Plant With Purpose participants discover a path to a better life for their families. Loans are to pay for school fees, improve housing, invest in farming capital or livestock, start small businesses, or cover medical expenses. This provides two financial resources that were previously unavailable– a safety net and an opportunity for future financial growth.