Written by: Madalitso Banda
Decades of experience have shown CARE that when you empower a woman or girl, she becomes a catalyst for change in her community. When you give her a chance to start a business, learn to read, or participate in politics, she can create ripples of change that lift up men, boys and communities as well.
Since 2009, CARE has helped empower women in the Kasungu District through village savings and loan associations (VSLAs). One such woman is Damalesi Phiri, a mother of three in the Kanyanda Village.