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An Introduction to Programming for Orphans and Vulnerable Children Savings Groups

This publication aims to provide a general overview for practitioners and donors who are interested in, but unfamiliar with, youth savings groups (SGs) with information, best practices and evidence on the use of community-based savings groups with and for orphans and vulnerable children and youth (OVCY), including those affected by HIV/AIDS. We encourage practitioners and donors to improve and expand the use of SGs for OVCY, with the appropriate add-on services (“bundled” services), for better impact and broader outreach. Of particular importance is the adaptation of the standard adult savings group model to a model that meets the unique needs of OVCY, and protects them from inadvertent harm.