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Entries in microfinance reports (4)

Friday
Sep262014

Empowering Women Through Savings Groups: A Study from the Wellness and Agriculture for Life Advancement (WALA) Program 

  

This study explores women’s participation and leadership in savings groups in the CRS-led and USAID-funded Wellness and Agriculture for Life Advancement (WALA) program in southern Malawi. The objective of the study was to understand how WALA-supported savings groups advanced women’s empowerment and long-lasting changes to gender power equalities. The report presents research design, methodologies, analysis and key findings, and recommendations for action.

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Thursday
Oct172013

How SILC Members Use Their Money: A Study of SILC Fund Use in Zambia

How SILC Members Use Their Money: A Study of SILC Fund Use in Zambia   

There is much anecdotal evidence to suggest participation in savings and internal lending communities (SILC) helps members to meet key household needs. However, there is little information on exactly how members are using SILC funds and how these uses improve their livelihoods.

This product-use study provides insight into exactly how members are using the three primary SILC funds (loans, social fund, and savings at share-out), how these uses are affecting livelihoods and how SILC group members perceive the funds.

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Thursday
Jan242013

Améliorer l’accès des populations rurales à la santé : Etude d’un programme pilote de microassurance santé au Bénin

Améliorer laccès des populations rurales à la santé : Etude dun programme pilote de microassurance santé au Bénin   

Ce rapport d’étude examine le projet pilote de micro-assurance santé (MAS) mené par CRS dans la région de l'Atacora au Bénin. Le projet pilote met en relation les groupes d'épargne matures avec une compagnie privée d'assurance.

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Wednesday
Jan022013

Improving Access to Health for Rural Populations: A Study of CRS' Health Microinsurance Pilot in Benin

Improving Access to Health for Rural Populations: A Study of CRS Health Microinsurance Pilot in Benin   

This report looks at CRS' health microinsurance (HMI) pilot in Atacora, Benin. The pilot links mature savings groups to a national insurance company. The findings show improvements in costs, access, treatment and group solidarity.

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