Group members meet weekly to make decisions that impact the group, participate in life-skills training, discuss issues of mutual interest and pool their small funds into a common fund. From that common fund, members take loans and repay with interest. Women take loans for small businesses, healthcare and education for their children, and home improvements. WEP groups become a platform for members to not only raise awareness on important topics, but also to join together and take action to improve their lives and communities. This combination of economic and social empowerment positions them as leaders and decision-makers in their households and communities.