The Sustainable Microfinance and Development Programme comes to Rwanda in May 2018, in two one-week workshops entirely devoted to Savings Groups. The SMDP Rwanda will take place from May 28 to the June 8, 2018 in Kigali and is offered by the University of New Hampshire, hosted by World Relief and AFR (Access to Finance Rwanda) and delivered by VSL Associates.
The SMDP Savings Group (SG) courses are designed for institutions and individuals who are committed to experimenting with the methodology but with the intention to create efficient and effective SG programmes, operating at low-cost and significant scale, leading to a long-term output in which groups spontaneously replicate at high quality and can do so in both Islamic and non-Islamic contexts.
The courses will provide participants with:
the latest VSLA tools necessary to design, implement and manage a successful SG programme, using the VSL methodology. Up to 24 participants may be accepted on to this course
and in-depth introduction to the new release of the SAVIX MIS. This will be suitable for existing users of the MIS who want to understand the improved tools that are incorporated into the new release (due out on April 2nd 2018). It will also be an essential introduction to new users of the SAVIX MIS. For this reason we will only accept a maximum of 20 participants on this course