Iringa Hope works in rural Iringa, Tanzania to alleviate poverty through two initiatives:
- Micro finance through village based cooperatives. These cooperatives make small loans to farmers and shop keepers which gives them access to the things they need to earn a living.
- Agricultural co-ops to provide access to agricultural inputs and help with training and marketing.
Our work includes training, education, organization assistance, and the capital to get started. The members of the village co-ops learn how to plan and manage their finances, improve their farming practices, increase their incomes, and improve their lives.
In this video, Itiweni Luhwago, Microfinance Institute Coordinator shares the positive impact that Iringa Hope has had on the lives of the people in Iringa, Tanzania.