ASAP has been implementing the Internal Savings and Lending (ISL) methodology in Zimbabwe since 2001, since The McKnight Foundation funded our pilot project, locally known as "Kufusa Mari"- save for the future. Today funding partners include CARE, Catholic Relief Services and Plan International and over 25,000 families will gain increased household security through participation in ASAP's project.
In January 2009, when ASAP replicated our work to the Chikwawa area of Malawi, the first step was for project staff from Malawi to travel to Zimbabwe to gain first hand knowledge from ASAP's experienced staff. In July, ASAP Zimbabwe looks forward to hosting a delegation from Norwegian Church Aid-Darfur Program (NCA-DP). Through the expertise gained from ASAP Africa in Zimbabwe, the NCA-DP is build the income and food security of internally displaced persons in the South and West Darfur region.
To read more about the Kufusa Mari ISL project please click here.