Promoting Inclusive Markets and Financial Systems
STRIVE Savings Group Brief Series Brief 4: Introduction to Savings Groups Plus
The STRIVE Savings Groups Brief Series provides basic guidance on savings groups (SG) programming to donors and practitioners who are interested in utilizing the approach to achieve positive effects on child protection and wellbeing. This brief addresses the use of savings groups plus additional services (SG+) in improving the impact of the model on vulnerable children. SG + operate just like SG, but with the addition of other services or activities that benefit members, their households and their communities. Examples of savings groups + include training in life skills, financial literacy, health and nutrition, entrepreneurship, as well as other financial services including insurance.