Increasing social capital
Encouraging collective action
SHOFCO Urban Network (SUN)
SUN brings together individuals and households through social groups run independently using our services and organizes them to actively seek tangible change in their community and society at large. SUN seeks to build a strong urban network with the vision of giving the urban poor the voice.
Our services include job readiness training, vocational training, job placements and partnerships, micro-business development, group savings and loans, IT training and digital literacy.
There are a total of 160,060 SUN beneficiaries. SUN has created a self-sustaining Group Savings and Loans program for the members and their immediate families with over 1100 active saving groups. More than 80,000 SUN members are under the age of 35 years, with more than 84,000 new members in 2019. This is a 53% growth in impact.