Thursday, June 2, 2016

Outside the city: Day 2

Today we visited BR gunda village, and on the way there we stopped at Samuha micro lending office.
Today we visited BR gunda village, and on the way there we stopped at Samuha micro lending office. This is a self-help group that does work in about 30 different villages. They concentrate on helping women in the community which also serves as a way to empower women. Women have direct links to the bank for loans distributed in cash. There were four credit officers who manage loans for different groups. There are no limits for a savings account to get a loan. We learned that group loans are used as follows: 60% for agriculture, 35% for business and management, and 5% for personal uses. Bank loans are better than local lenders because the interest rates are significantly lower by almost half and are compounded monthly.

As we were leaving the office, the credit officers served us tea and biscuits. Then, it started pouring rain which was amazing since the weather has been insanely hot the past few days. Afterwards, we made it to the village and visited a government school where the teachers were on strike. We spent time with all the school children and played various games and taught them short songs and dances. We also planted some trees around the school courtyard. It was really fun and the kids were excited to have us there.


  1. Are you a traveller and would like to visit Morocco? Then, your trip is sure to be hitch-free when you travel through a reliable Morocco tours . Explore Morocco trips, and discover the best time and places to visit. Morocco is a country with a mixture of old world charm and a modern Muslim atmosphere. It is a country with a conglomeratofvarious cultures, including African, Berber, British, French, and Spanish. marrakech tours Variety of best things to do and see is adverse when you have a trip to Morocco, with a recommended travel Agency in Morocco, like Top Morocco Travel.

  2. Warm weather is always welcome, but it comes with an influx of creatures looking to make their way into our homes. Spiders are one of the most hated pests, but they play an important role in our ecosystem.
    شركة تعقيم بالرياض
    شركة تعقيم بالمدينة المنورة
    شركة مكافحة حشرات بالخبر

  3. Heya i am for the primary time here. I found this ƅoard and I iin finding It
    realⅼy useful & it helped mee out much. I’m hoping
    to preѕent something bck and ɑid others such as you hеlped me.

    Write for us Automotive
    Write for us Finance
    Write for us LAW
    Write for us Education
    Write for us Travel

  4. Every two years the Only Watch auction is celebrated… But what is it exactly It is a biennial charity auction of unique timepieces created by the finest brands for research Replica Watches on Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
    Replica Rolex With more than 40 million Swiss Francs collected since 2005 and Hublot Replica around 50 brands represented, Only Watch is the hespremier international watchmaking charity event.Fake Watches It takes place under the patronage of HSH The Prince of Monaco and at the initiative of Luc Pettavino