Through Financial Literacy and VSLA activities, CEDO has also proved very successful over the years. Over 12,690 women have been directly impacted by the VSLA activities in the programme regions. Through provision of financial services, 73% of the women (by December 2022) had been enabled to initiate or expand their preferred lines of micro-enterprises, 18% of them reported improved housing units, 52% are able to meet their health needs, while 66% are able to cover children’s school costs (2019 KPI Survey/CEDO)

Significant majority of these target women have become very productive and self-reliant and some of them have transformed their businesses into small scale- and created job opportunities for other people.