When poor families in developing countries have no financial savings to serve as a safety net, they often have to make difficult decisions such as feeding their children or sending them to school. But these families are not looking for handouts. They’re looking for opportunities to change their circumstances and create a better tomorrow for their children. One way Plant With Purpose is providing this kind of opportunity is through Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLA). Through this savings-led approach to microfinance, groups receive no outside capital. Instead, they come together to save their own money and then use the savings for loans to fellow group members who can then develop small businesses, invest in farms, or provide for family needs.