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STRIVE Activity Brief #4: STRIVE Mozambique

Organization(s): 
FHI 360
Author(s): 
FHI 360
Institutional Sponsor: 
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Publication date: 
Thursday, November 14, 2013

Implemented by Save the Children between 2009 and 2012, STRIVE Mozambique aimed to strengthen household economic stability through participation in village savings and loan (VSL) groups and rotating shared labor schemes, and to examine the effects of participation in those activities on household food security and child nutrition. Read the attached Activity Brief to learn more about the STRIVE Mozambique project and outcomes.

STRIVE (Supporting Transformation by Reducing Insecurity and Vulnerability with Economic Strengthening) is a 6.5-year cooperative agreement, managed by FHI 360 and funded by the USAID Displaced Children and Orphans Fund, in close collaboration with the USAID Microenterprise Development Office. STRIVE implements market-led economic strengthening initiatives in conflict-affected countries and examines their effects on vulnerable children, aiming to address current knowledge gaps on effective approaches to reducing the vulnerability of children and youth. STRIVE is implemented through four country-based programs in the Philippines, Afghanistan, Mozambique, and Liberia. The lessons learned from the program in each of the host countries are evaluated with the aim of establishing best practices for similar interventions promoting sustainable, market-based approaches to poverty in developing countries. Find out more about STRIVE and the FIELD-Support LWA at www.microlinks.org/strive.