Small business start-up

What this gift will do

Poverty can deprive people of opportunity, but your donation can help create opportunities, by helping an individual start a business. Tearfund and our partners encourage the formation of Self-Help Groups, where group members pool their savings to enable them to start businesses and advocate for resources from government and financial institutions. Your donation funds training in financial literacy, budgeting, and planning, as well as support services for the group.

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You’ll receive a physical card to give to your loved one. Each card has a picture of the gift, a story of its impact on a family in the developing world, and space to write a personal message to the recipient.

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Amarech from Ethiopia says:

quote-marks.png With the help of a self-help group, I was able to borrow money to open a small shop that sells things people use for every day. Now that I have experience, I want to open a bigger shop and earn enough to pursue my education.



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