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 almost 52,000 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.

We are supported by

European Union
SAB Foundation
Anglo American
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Savings: the key to a sustainable future

Financial services and sustainable livelihoods for the poor!

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