The organisation. Has worked around supporting women’s economic empowerment. This was predominantly done by promoting women’s economic empowerment mostly through VS&L. The methodology is critical as it does not require external financing support but brings external support with the methodology.

Facilitating linkages between VS&L and microfinance institutions.

Beyond supporting women through VS&L, GAYO has also supported the women with linkages to microfinance institutions. This is critical as it ensures access to capital and expertise to grow women’s microenterprises.

Capacitating community members on financial management.

GAYO realises and appreciates the importance of broader community support if entrepreneurship programming is to succeed. In that regard the organisation invests in strengthening community capacities on financial management. This is in line with adopting an ecosystem approach towards entrepreneurship capacity building.