The platform aims to increase the scale, impact and sustainability of Savings Groups by mobilizing knowledge, facilitating the uptake of effective tools and practices, promoting industry events and discussion, and facilitating connections among diverse stakeholders.
The Mango Tree is home to the most comprehensive resource library on Savings Groups, upcoming industry events, latest news, and discussions on stakeholder priorities and emerging areas of interest.
SEEP is a global learning network composed of 120 member organizations active in more than 170 countries. Founded in 1985, SEEP was a pioneer in the micro-credit movement and helped build the foundation of the financial inclusion efforts of today. In the last three decades, our members have continued to develop, test and expand innovative strategies that promote inclusion, develop competitive markets, and enhance livelihoods opportunities for the world’s poor.
SEEP is committed to combatting poverty through inclusive financial systems; and over the last decade, Savings Groups have emerged as a key strategy in advancing SEEP’s goals of promoting access to finance in underserved markets.
FSD Africa is a non-profit company which aims to increase prosperity, create jobs and reduce poverty by bringing about a transformation in financial markets in SSA and in the economies they serve. It provides know-how and capital to champions of change whose ideas, influence and actions will make finance more useful to African businesses and households. It is funded by UK Aid from the UK Government.
Through access to finance initiatives, it seeks to build financial inclusion. Through capital market development, it looks to promote economic growth and increase investment. As a regional programme, it seeks to encourage collaboration, knowledge transfer and market-building activities – especially in fragile states. FSD Africa also provides support to the FSD Network.
Mastercard Foundation works with visionary organizations to provide greater access to education, skills training and financial services for people living in poverty, primarily in Africa. As one of the largest private foundations its work is guided by its mission to advance learning and promote financial inclusion to create an inclusive and equitable world. Based in Toronto, Canada, its independence was established by Mastercard when the Foundation was created in 2006.
For more information and to sign up for the Foundation’s newsletter, please visit www.mastercardfdn.org. Follow the Foundation at @MastercardFdn on Twitter.
The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty. We are tackling the global challenges of our time including poverty and disease, mass migration, insecurity and conflict. Our work is building a safer, healthier, more prosperous world for people in developing countries and in the UK too.
For more information, visit our webpage.
Itad’s purpose is to provide insight and ideas to drive more effective use of resources in international development through monitoring and evaluating what works, where and why. Itad provides independent, professional advice to organisations looking to scrutinise their aid programmes. Itad’s work provides accountability to the ultimate funders of development programmes, whether they are taxpayers or philanthropists, as well as learning for the broader international community to improve the way that development is done.