About Savings Groups

Savings groups (SGs) are a global phenomenon and are especially prevalent across sub-Saharan Africa. Rotating savings and credit associations (ROSCAs) in particular have been identified as an indigenous African institution (Van den Brink & Chavas, 1997).

Our Aim

The consortium’s goal will be to illuminate the pan-African phenomenon of savings groups through different lenses

Women Empowerment

Financial inclusion and formal financial institutions

Entrepreneurship and business outcomes for empowerment

Urban and rural interventions

Social capital and social outcomes

Improve food security, sustainability and quality of life.

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