What We Do
What We Do
Microfinance is a powerful self-help support tool that allows the very poor to reduce the day-to-day uncertainties of cash management. Whether it is saving money or gaining access to credit, vital needs can be met and opportunities pursued.
But financial services alone are not enough to help the very poor climb out of poverty. Freedom from Hunger has developed and promoted “value-added" or “integrated" microfinance programs that pair financial services with education and health protection.
Our education programs engage women at their microfinance group meetings—to promote better health, nutrition, business and money management. Using dialogue, story, song, demonstrations and pictures, women with little or no schooling learn practical skills to build futures of health, hope and dignity.
We use self-help groups as a platform for providing women and youth with knowledge and access to financial services that together, help them manage a healthier future.
Our integrated, health focused programs are delivered through financial service providers and include health providers. The combined service gives women knowledge, access to health service, and financial means to keep their families healthy.
Linking Agriculture, Nutrition and Gender
Linking nutrition, agriculture, gender equality and financial services into programs allows us to address the complex relationships that exist between gender inequality, food security, and low economic empowerment.
Curriculum Design and Training
We have distinctive expertise in training design and delivery for a range of audiences, from senior executives at financial services organizations to field staff, to semi-literate self-help group members.
Research and Publications
Our research puts our programs and impacts to the test. It ensures that the value we set out to deliver is supported by evidence from the field.