OUR LATEST ACTIVITIES
In order to better equip young people with a solid opportunity to enter into an income-generating activity, EBLI has rented a small plot of land in Kisesa on the edge of town. Small-scale agriculture continues to be the dominant way of life, practiced by some two-thirds of Tanzanians. By renting this plot, young people are given the chance to work the land without the large burden of paying the rent themselves, reaping the profits of what they sow. The initial planting, pictured below, is comprised of beans and corn.
Even before graduating from EBLI computer literacy and business skills training 7th October 2016, the tenth batch of young people initiated a saving and loaning group known locally as Hisa. This system will enable these young people to set aside money in savings and request loans guaranteed by other group members, and these loans will be used to start and/or expand small businesses.
This is the fourth Hisa group started by young people at EBLI. Each group runs for either six or twelve months, and then divides up the contributions and profits among its members. EBLI will continue to monitor the progress of this most recent Hisa group to ensure a successful system for all members.