Juan Pablo is a farmhand and his wife is a homemaker. He is saving to help his sister, who is in her sixth semester of preparatory school, continue studying. Since he is the oldest, he supports her so she doesn't have to quit school.
Why savings? The poor are more likely to have access to credit than to a basic savings account. Yet it's the opportunity to save—not loans or charity—that really helps people break the chains of poverty to make it on their own.
Your match provides more lasting value than a handout or a loan. It helps the poor establish their first savings accounts and become their own interest-free lender. Your commitment empowers people to build their own foundations for a brighter future.
Everyone can save. Some just need a boost—and access to a trusted financial institution, like a credit union. In helping people save for change, you provide critical support in a dignified, meaningful way. And in doing so, you help people save for change in their lives.
Madison, Wisconsin USA
I've gotten where I am today through the generosity of others and with my own savings. What a great opportunity to encourage others in the same way.