Guide / Toolkit

Savings Group Risk Mitigation, Support, and Engagement in Relation to COVID-19

A guide to help implementers consider how best to support savings groups and their members during this crisis.  The recommendations here draw on past experience working with savings groups during times of crises including conflict, natural disasters and epidemics like Ebola.  

Currently, there are more than 15 million members in savings groups in more than 73 countries around the world. COVID-19 poses crucial health and economic risks for Savings Groups as markets falter, mobility is restricted, and community gathering is restrained. Especially as the majority of members are women, they are likely to be primary caregivers in health crisis, which puts them at special risk of additional burdens. 

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