In one village, literacy course students formed a cohort and pooled their savings. When a young boy in the village became ill, the members of the cohort used their combined savings to pay for the boy’s treatment.
The self empowerment skills these women learned through their literacy course, enabled them to perform a community service of love and generosity for a family that needed support. This type of generosity and care would not have occurred before the literacy training and self empowerment came to this community.
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