WITH MICRO LOANS AGAINST POVERTY

Interview with Lawrence Osei Asamoah, head of the First Step Foundation, on how to fight poverty with micro loans in Ghana.

Lawrence has been with Sabab Lou from the very beginning. We, my husband and I, first met him in 2008 when we were looking for projects to support. At the time Lawrence was managing the project of a Ghanaian NGO, helping poor women by handing out donations to them. more…

So Memu micro-credit program

The sucessful micro-credit program helps the real poor

In the year 2009 the German Stiftung Sabab Lou started its micro-credit project in the Ghanaian town of Offinso in the Ashanti region. The project called So Memu program was aimed to help single mothers and people living with HIV (PLHIV) to start a new business or enhance their existing ones. more…

How can Development Projects be sustainable

Why Sustainability should be measurable

Sustainability is en vogue. No other concept seems to be used that excessively and thoughtlessly at present. Everything should be sustainable, if it is thought to be good. That’s the way world trade and world view, as well as detergents and development politics might altogether be sustainable. In this foggy and phoney situation it might help to reflect upon the concept and its meaning. more…