Promoting Inclusive Markets and Financial Systems
The MasterCard Foundation works with visionary organizations to provide greater access to education, skills training and financial services for people living in poverty, primarily in Africa. As one of the largest private foundations its work is guided by its mission to advance learning and promote financial inclusion to create an inclusive and equitable world. Based in Toronto, Canada, its independence was established by Mastercard when the Foundation was created in 2006. For more information and to sign up for the Foundation’s newsletter, please visit www.mastercardfdn.org. Follow the Foundation at @MastercardFdn on Twitter.
CRS Savings Groups: From Good to Great
The idea of this booklet is that savings groups which already exist can go from being “good” to being “great”, and that the benefits for the group can increase. The booklet is intended for mature savings groups and can be used by all the members of the group, or other individuals interested in improving the savings group. It presents, with the usage of expalantory images and drawings, the seven benefits of savings groups and succesively it gives some suggestions on how to improve record keeping and the effectiveness of the group.