Sinamandla promotes the Self-help Group (SHG) approach throughout South Africa and currently works with implementing partners in KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape, Limpopo and Free State. By June 2015, more than 17 000 women were members in 1 268 functioning SHGs formed by active Sinamandla partners (total savings across all groups was R4,2 million and more than 113 000 loans worth R23 million were given out); and 45 Cluster Level Associations (CLAs) were functioning. Over 100 000 household members were recorded as having benefited from having a mother, granny, sister or aunt in an SHG (with over 40 000 being children under 18 years).

New book published - Moving Ourselves out of Poverty!

Exciting news for Sinamandla is that the first ever book on the Self-Help Group (SHG) project in South Africa is available for purchase. Moving Ourselves out of Poverty reflects the good news of the SHG project and how it benefit thousands of women and their households. The book contains 200 stunning full color photographs and dozens of stories and quotes from SHG members. Please support Sinamandla by purchasing a copy for yourself or a friend as a gift. The cost of the book is R200 which includes free local deliver but can also be posted internationally - to order your copy directly from Sinamandla call 084 624 8448 or email info@sinamandla.org.za or buy direct from Takealot.com using your credit card.

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Photo courtesy of Amangwe Village:
Mam' Mbambo, 40, is a member of Vukuzakhe SHG, formed in October 2010 in Fuyeni, KZN, by Amangwe Village. She is a winner of the SHG member of the Year Award 2014. She has taken 32 loans with R9 500 and she used some of her loans to start a spaza shop from her home.

Photo courtesy of Amangwe Village:
Thousands of SHG members around South Africa are using their own initiative and SHG loans to build or improve their own homes.

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