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INTEGRATED VILLAGE SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION (VSLA) WITH GENDER ACTION LEARNING SYSTEM (GALS) PROJECT
The Integrated Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLA) with Gender Action and Learning Systems (VSLA/GALS) project is a financial inclusion and gender empowerment scheme that aims to build the financial, economic and social capacities of over 500 cocoa farmers in the Ashanti Region through self-governed savings groups.The project, which is being implemented by Participatory Development Associates (PDA) in partnership with Nestle Cocoa Plan, Cocoanect and Cocoa Merchants Limited, incorporates a Gender Action and Learning System (GALS) which empowers women and men to overcome gender norms and make prudent financial decisions through gender empowerment and financial literacy training.