Promoting Inclusive Markets and Financial Systems
Improving child protection through economic strengthening among highly vulnerable, HIV and AIDS affected families
Information from the Strive Symposium held March 6, 2015 "Keeping Children and Families together through economic strengthening". The case study presentation made by Pact looked at the results of the Yekokeb Berhan Program in Ethiopia and the Pamoja Tuwalee Program in Tanzania. Pact used a WORTH empowerment model of Village Savings Groups differentiating among families using a vulnerability assesment and analysis tool called the Child Support Index. It classified and differentiated strategies for families in destitution, strugglers, and families ready to grow. The program identified a series of complementary activities including parenting training, child protection, and nutrition education in addition to economic strengthening using VSLAs.