Knowledge of business skills is critical to business success
Programs for Women
Malaria Prevention Efforts in 2019
Micro Loans Transform Lives of Vulnerable Women
Dear friend: Happy September! Today we would like you to meet Amy, who inspires us every day with her can-do attitude and her willingness to work hard. Amy is the sole caregiver for five children and four other family members. She enrolled in our micro loans program in 2018 when she received business training and a loan.
Dear Power of Love Friend: Happy June! Last month, we held a malaria prevention event in our community. Malaria is still a public health challenge in Zambia as it is endemic across all ten provinces and more than 16 million or 88% of the population is at risk. The event was attended by representatives from churches, community organizations, government health clinics, and residents.
Dear Friend: Today we have a special piece of information to share. Power of Love and internationally renowned Flutist Sri Raman Kalyan, have collaborated to create soul enriching music. Sri Raman Kalyan generously donated worldwide distribution rights of this music to POL.
The mechanics of our micro loans program are as follows:
In March 2019, 209 new women were provided with a four-day business training. These women replaced the women who graduated earlier this year. This implies that in the first three months of 2019, 209 new businesses were started, and the 209 graduates are continuing to run businesses in the community.
In 2018, generous donors helped provide new loans, business training, refresher training, and on-site business mentoring to 400 women entrepreneurs in Zambia. These program activities resulted in a huge and sustained impact on hundreds of vulnerable women and children in a resource poor community in Lusaka, Zambia.
A lot of Good Things Happened in 2018
Dear Power of Love Friend: Happy March! We work closely with our partner organization, Jagruthi, that provides high quality health care and education to several hundred vulnerable children of sex workers.