Saaba Widows Business Association

Saaba Widows Business Association (SWBA) in Burkina Faso, West Africa gathers widows and their children together for mutual support towards greater healthy interdependence. SWBA works to increase household self-reliance and to eradicate the illegal cultural practice of widow pillaging. 

Through micro-finance practices, collective work and education offered by SWBA, the widows move together toward running their own businesses and share in mutual support. SWBA also advocates for the end of the illegal cultural practice of widow pillaging perpetrated by family-in-laws at a time when the community should share in grieving. For more info check their website here.