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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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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

Funding female entrepreneurs: the Ethiopian women who turned to each other when the banks said no

“When women group together, great things happen,” say the women of Enat Fiker, a Savings Group in Addis Ababa.

May 4, 2019

Roughly half of the 35,000 cooperatives in Nepal are women-controlled - and they are now under threat

New government policy seeks the forceful merger of smaller women-led groups, including Savings Groups, into bigger, male-dominated institutions.

April 15, 2019

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