Microfinance with Bundled Services for Orphans and Vulnerable Children

  • Date Posted: May 22, 2019
  • Authors: CGillum
  • Document Types: Primer or Brief
  • Donor Type: Non-US Government Agency

“Bundled services,” also called “complementary programming,” “non-financial services,” orin the case of savings groups―“savings groups plus,” are added services that are designed to improve the impact of microfinance interventions on the target population. These complementary services are critical to boosting the impact of and/or adding value to financial interventions for orphans and vulnerable children receiving financial services. This brief discusses bundled services that can be linked to community-based or institutional microfinance to benefit orphans and vulnerable children (OVC).