CARE at SG2018 Power of Savings Groups conference
The Global Savings Groups Conference convened by the SEEP Network was held in Rwanda from 22-24 May. At the conference CARE led or participated in a number of peer learning sessions including:
- Scaling savings groups through government programmes
- Emerging best practice in the design and delivery of digitally-enabled financial services for savings groups
- Speeding up useful linkages: Reducing time in meeting group demand for formal services
- Indashyikirwa: A gender-transformative, economic empowerment programme to prevent Intimate Partner Violence
- De la transaction à la transformation : Les groupes d’épargnes, l'action collective, et la participation politique des femmes en Afrique de l'Ouest (in French, with simultaneous translation into English)
Read our wrap-up blog on the conference, with reflections and learnings from POWER Africa programme managers Nicedore Nkurunziza (CARE Burundi) and Fati Abdou Karine (CARE Côte d’Ivoire) who participated in the conference and led sessions.
- 5 Minute Inspiration: How does a savings account promote men's engagement? - women in Malawi say that opening their own bank account has caused their husbands to be more engaged.
- 5 Minute Inspiration: What would you do if you had no more money worries? - Emily Janoch's blog on the success of VSLAs in Egypt.
- Savings groups help people overcome poverty – so how many more women could benefit? - CARE UK CEO, Laurie Lee, reflects on the success and further potential of VSLAs.
- Global Findex shows 1.2bn increase in people with bank accounts – but where are the women? - Fiona Jarden's blog on three ways to close the gender gap
- How CARE Aims to Uplift 800,000 Women in Rwanda - blog on CARE Rwanda's work with savings groups, published by the SEEP Network.
- CARE report reveals far-reaching benefits of women's economic empowerment - the achievements of the CARE-supported Mata Masu Dubara VSLA movement in Niger.
- Women on the Move: The role of savings groups in West Africa - introducing the SG2018 session 'De la transaction à la transformation') published by the SEEP Network.
Catch the rhythm of financial inclusion!
Watch this funky take on VSLAs – a good way to spread the vibe!