Paul Jeffrey

Partnering for progress toward prosperity

Woman holding basket of bright purple grains pouring onto the ground

Janet Mujawayezu, a 35-year-old mother of three, belongs to a savings group supported by a partnership between The Presbyterian Church of Rwanda and Self-Development of People. This partnership provides assistance for agricultural, water supply, craft, and electrical projects, that meet certain criteria.

Mrs. Mujawayezu was able to take out a small loan to cultivate a crop of beans. A portion of her first crop helped feed her family and earn a profit by selling what remained at market. From her profit, she was able to buy two pigs for breeding. The benefits of this small loan, coupled with her plan for breeding the pigs, gives her hope of lifting her family out of poverty.