Textit is a digital platform that enables organizations to deliver and receive messages from targeted recipients through SMS. The tool can be used for monitoring, research, key messaging and campaigns, improving the efficiency of data collection and communication – especially in areas that are not easily accessible.
In 2016, World Relief began using TextIt to collect longitudinal data on independent Savings Groups – group number, cycle completed, total savings, total share-out, number of members, and interest in continuing onto a new cycle. In 2021, World Relief collected 8 cycles of share out information, performed a detailed analysis on the data and published the findings in a peer reviewed journal article. This digital platform enables World Relief to effectively monitor the long-term performance of Savings Groups and the results of its investments in the sector, beyond project periods.