Pastoral Women's Council PWC Tanzania
“I joined my local VICOBA group in 2014. After I joined I was assisted by the group to build an iron-roofed house through our rotating grants. Now I have a stable home for my family, it is a huge relief.
“I am pleased to be in the group because I have support with these women – if I am sick they will help me with medical funds, if I have troubles the will help to pay my children's school fees. With this group I have refuge”
“My husband was ok with me joining the group in the beginning, but his appreciation has grown and grown now as he sees results. I have established a shop through the VICOBA support, selling spices and foods. I took my share of the groups’ profit and my husband and I decided together how to use the money.
“In the future I plan to apply for a plot in the local trading centre so I can permanently establish my shop and ensure my family’s wellbeing for the future. My main concern for the funds is to put my children through school.
“I am schooled through to Std 7, and I hope my children can go all the way to the end of school! Secondary, college…how far can they go?!”