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Women's Empowerment and Savings Groups: What Do We Know?

This learning brief examines the pathways between Savings Groups and women’s empowerment, the evidence with respect to various outcome areas, and how women’s empowerment outcomes c…

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Savings Groups expand access to finance for refugees

UNCDF visits Savings Groups established by the Danish Refugee Council in Kasarani neighborhood, in Nairobi.

July 10, 2019

To improve women's access to finance, stop asking them for collateral

The International Finance Corporation estimates a $1.7 trillion financing gap for women-owned businesses.

July 8, 2019

South Africa banks on savings groups, the country's top savings vehicle

More than 11 million stokvel members collectively save $3 billion in 820,000 stokvels in South Africa annually.

June 11, 2019

FSD Zambia launches Financial Inclusion through Traditional Leadership (FIT) project

The project seeks to positively transform the lives of 200,000 individuals in Luapula Province through Savings Groups and capacity-building of traditional leaders.

June 3, 2019

Savings Groups expanding markets for banks in Zambia

With about 600,000 members and over US$1.3m in savings annually, Savings Groups are helping to develop new markets for financial institutions in Zambia, says Betty Wilkinson, CEO of FSD Zambia.

May 20, 2019

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