Three-quarters of the world’s poorest people do not have a formal bank account. With few viable means to save, these individuals and their families are vulnerable to life-threatening hardships. Community-based savings groups are designed to provide a mechanism for resilience. Jointly, Oxfam America and Freedom from Hunger commissioned the largest study to date to evaluate […]
The objective of this study was to identify the impacts of savings groups on economic, social, and political institutions. The study was conducted over 8 weeks across three cities in western and coastal Kenya using qualitative methods.