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Delivering Formal Financial Services to Savings Groups: A Handbook for Financial Service Providers

There are over 14 million members of Savings Groups across 75 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, representing a promising platform for financial inclusion in underserved markets. Sa…

April 7, 2017

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Senegalese fintech startup MaTontine launches with World Bank support

Senegalese fintech startup MaTontine aims to automate the traditional Savings Groups found throughout Africa and build a software platform that enables it to work with a range of partners to p…

October 16, 2017

Savings Groups breaking the age barrier in Sierra Leone

Through HelpAge, an intergenerational programme that restores livelihoods and builds community cohesion in post-Ebola Sierra Leone, youth volunteers train Savings Groups for the elderly.

August 25, 2017

Savings Groups increase purchasing power in low-income communities in South Africa

Lakheni, a Cape Town-based company, aggregates low-income households into buying groups. Each group is managed by a member of the community, who is incentivized to grow the group’s membe…

August 25, 2017

Episcopal Church of Cuba introduces Savings Group program

Savings Groups have been promoted by the Episcopal Church in Cuba since 2013, within its Integral Development Programme, challenging individuals and communities to consider their context, thei…

August 25, 2017

Unlocking the vast potential of informal housing through Savings Groups in Namibia

The Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia is a network that provides housing finance to its members living in Windhoek’s Havana and Okuryangava settlements, and to residents of Berseba an…

August 25, 2017

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