In 2002, ZANMI SASYE—PARTNERS WITH SASSIER’s predecessor organization provided the start-up capital for Kredi Fanm, the local women’s credit cooperative. Kredi Fanm makes micro-loans to women for artisanal sewing and embroidery, animal husbandry, small-scale retail activity, and cash crop agriculture. The cooperative now has 210 participants and is completely self-sustaining. There have been no loan defaults.