Savings Groups: Designing for Impact Training Materials - Facilitator's Guide and Slide Deck

  • Date Posted: November 4, 2019
  • Authors: CGillum
  • Document Types: Manual
  • Donor Type: Non-US Government Agency

This post links to the Savings Groups: Designing for Impact Facilitators Guide and Slide Deck. 

Preface The HIV pandemic has had a disastrous impact on children and their families. Over the past 30 years, approximately 17 million children have lost one or both parents to AIDS.1 The HIV pandemic impacts the economic stability of vulnerable children and their families by disrupting families’ abilities to earn income and depleting household assets. This depletion of household assets and income streams then contributes to increases in household vulnerability. Household economic strengthening (HES) seeks to reduce the economic vulnerability of families and empower them to provide for the essential needs for the vulnerable children in their care. Household economic strengthening includes a wide range of interventions that are designed to help families meet their basic needs, match their income to expenses, and grow their income and better manage their expenses.

▪ Consumption-support activities help families meet their basic needs. Examples of consumption-support interventions include asset and cash transfers and food aid.

▪ Money-management activities help families to match their income to their expenses. Examples of money management interventions include savings group programming and insurance services.

▪ Enterprise-development activities help families grow their income and expenses. Examples of enterprise development activities include skills training, job creation and market linkages.