SaveAct facilitates the formation of savings and credit groups in rural communities as a simple but effective tool to fight poverty, as a foundation for building sustainable livelihoods, and as a means to empower women and other vulnerable groups.

Founded in Pietermaritzburg in 2005, we have over 60,000 individual members in five provinces in South Africa and work with a network of committed partner organisations.

Our unique savings and credit model incorporates:

  • financial education
  • enterprise development training
  • ecosystems development; and
  • last mile distribution projects

all of which are aimed at breaking the cycle of poverty, and empowering individuals and communities to play more active roles in economic and social development.

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We are supported by

Anglo American
Industrial Development Corporation
Small Grants Facility
European Union
SAB Foundation

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