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Reports on SaveAct’s impact:

  • A qualitative assessment of SaveAct’s work “Signs of Impact #1” produced in June 2009 by independent research specialists at the School of Psychology at UKZN reflects encouraging signs of impact. Download the report here. (Size 419KB).
  • Research by postgraduate student Alve Högman from the Department of Economics at Uppsala University Sweden confirms that SaveAct’s model has made a substantial difference to “consumption smoothing” among poor rural members and that SCGs are playing an increasingly important role in livelihood security. Read the thesis, Microsavings Effects on Consumption smoothing, here (PDF 926 KB).

A selection of videos depicting SaveAct’s work

  • With the help of Zis’Ukhanyo’s enterprise development programme, the Mweli family, who live in a remote Drakensberg village, are profiting from a scarcity of chicken meat and eggs. Watch
  • SaveAct supports 10 savings groups in Namaqualand, Northern Cape. Watch a video about how they operate and how belonging to a savings group helped a farmer cope with drought.
  • SaveAct’s Anton Krone on unlocking the potential of SME’s in KwaZulu-Natal. Watch
  • Smallholder farmer Lefipha Sekhosana lost his job in the city. He went home to Matatiele, started farming and joined a savings group. This is his story.
  • What do savings group members do with their savings? In this short video enterprising smallholder farmers Ntombinkulu Mbele (54) and Jabulisile Duma (29) talk about how they invested their savings in a broiler enterprise.

 

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