Photo Credit: Prue Clarke
Alice Mazot, 45, raises six granchildren orphaned by AIDS. She used her $50 grant to buy cassava that she makes into porridge to sell. That income pays for her granchildren to go to school.
|Microlending for the Extremely Poor |
|Listen to the:
|In Uganda, a growing number of grandmothers now raise their grandchildren. AIDS has wiped out the generation in-between. Some are so destitute, they don’t even qualify for micro-loans from traditional banks -- loans designed to help people lift themselves out of poverty. Reporter Prue Clarke talks with some of these women struggling to survive and with the manager of a small non-profit organization that makes small grants to the women to help them eke out a living.|