The overall goal of this market research study was to understand the health needs and healthcare services available to members of the Saving for Change Savings Groups.
The market research study had the following specific objectives:
Identify common health problems in the community
Define the health behaviors of women and their families
Evaluate the availability, accessibility and costs of healthcare services
Evaluate women’s specific health knowledge, especially about malaria, diarrhea, malnutrition, family planning and health mutuelles
The results of the research will determine the health demands of Saving for Change Savings Groups members, which will then be used by Freedom from Hunger, working in partnership with the NGOs, to determine appropriate health-protection options that can be feasibly added to the Savings Groups platform.