Savings

12
Dec

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Lack of proximity has long been identified as an obstacle to sustained take-up – and sustained use – of formal financial services. However, efforts by financial service providers (FSPs) to address the “proximity gap” have been hampered by a shortage of useful, practical information on how to close it. This how-to webinar led by Savings at the Frontier […]

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06- 28
Jun

Monday, May 6, 2019 to Friday, June 28, 2019

Savings Groups (SGs) are community-based financial institutions where members mobilize and manage their own savings, pooling this money in a loan fund from which they can borrow in amounts as small as $5. This approach has proved to be low-cost, highly sustainable, and extremely profitable for the member-owners while achieving significant scale, especially in remote […]

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26- 06
Sep

Monday, August 26, 2019 to Friday, September 6, 2019

This is it, the final workshop of the Sustainable Microfinance and Development Program (SMDP) is coming to Pietermaritzburg, South Africa offered by the University of New Hampshire, hosted by SaveAct and delivered by VSL Associates and SaveAct. The Sustainable Microfinance and Development Program comes to South Africa for the final two-week workshop of the SMDP entirely devoted […]

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10- 12
Mar

Durban South Africa

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 to Thursday, March 12, 2020

The Global Savings Groups Conference Series is a biennial conference that engages a large and diverse community of stakeholders. The event develops and promotes improved standards of practice, mobilizes knowledge, strengthens partnerships and alliances, and creates opportunities for cross-organizational learning. Since 2011, The SEEP Network has been an active contributor to the Global Savings Groups Conference Series. […]

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10- 12
Nov

Lusaka Zambia

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 to Thursday, November 12, 2015

Built on a foundation of commitment savings, Savings Groups (SGs) provide basic financial services, social support, and a platform for learning and testing new ideas to poor people worldwide. With nearly ten million people—mostly women and young people—participating in some form of Savings Group, it is a highly effective, scalable, and sustainable instrument for engaging […]

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06
Sep

Cape Town South Africa

Friday, September 6, 2019

Today, families, small businesses, and communities around the world struggle to rebound from adverse shocks. While insurance can be a powerful financial tool for weathering these rainy days, its reach has been limited.  Innovative insurtech models are finding new ways to make insurance affordable, accessible and appropriate for customers in emerging markets. In South Africa, […]

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