Saving to Build Resilience: At Odds With Saving for Future Goals?
New research takes a look at how formal savings accounts can help people manage financial risks as well as accumulate savings for the future.
How Can Small Scale Savings Be Offered Sustainably?
After six years of implementation, Scale2Save shares a number of lessons learned around the key drivers they identified for viable business models and the institutional factors that affect an FSP’s ability to offer low-balance savings products.
Guide to Inclusive Savings
In honor of World Savings Day, 31 October, this resource guide provides a curated list of recent work on inclusive savings solutions for low-income customers.
How Do Savings Contribute to Financial Health?
A meta-review leads to two mental shifts in approaches to savings research.
How an Ethiopian MFI Has Kept Its Focus on Savings in the Face of Great Challenges
Teshome Dayesso, co-founder and CEO of Buusaa Gonofaa, discusses his MFI's savings journey and the challenges they have faced over the past year due to the pandemic and political uncertainty.
What the Pandemic Taught Us About Savings
Muktinath Bikas Bank offers eight different savings products, specially designed for rural and low-income people in Nepal. The 2020 European Microfinance Award winner shares their experience with savings from before and during the pandemic.
Grace Majara Kibombo of CARE USA
Grace Majara Kibombo is a Senior Technical Advisor for CARE USA based in Kampala, Uganda. In this FinEquity Member Spotlight Interview, Grace tells us about the work CARE does to support women's financial inclusion, the value and impact of Savings Groups in Uganda, and how CARE was able to provide critical guidance to COVID-19 in record time.
Mapping It Out: Practical Tools for Reaching Remote Clients
This how-to webinar recording introduces low-cost practical approaches and tools, such as geolocation and data maps, that FSPs can use to address the proximity gap.