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Kenya's Slum Vendors Rely On Savings Groups to Survive COVID-19

Faced with challenges, a growing number of vendors in Kenya's slums turned to credit unions and savings groups, which could provide loans without collateral, to boost their businesses.

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VisionFund Reports Resilience in Refugee Finance in the Face of COVID-19

In 2020, savings groups in refugee contexts have had the lowest late repayment rate compared to any of the other clients served by VisionFund Uganda.

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COVID-19: 97 Percent of Small-Scale Farmers in Uganda Register a Decline in Earnings

New research released by Heifer International revealed 97 percent of smallholder farmers in Uganda have seen their income drop since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic,

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Savings Groups Cushioning Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic in Zambia

As the world continues to face economic turmoil resulting from the COVID-19, communities in Zambia are turning to informal savings groups to cushion the impact of the pandemic.