On the back of strong commitment from SaveAct and its partners to embrace the issue of disability, it was agreed at the recent 2016 Annual Partners' Meeting that staff would start to systematically track the number of disabled members in savings and credit groups as one indicator of inclusivity.
This short video captures, in their own words, some of the impressive achievements of two enterprising smallholder women farmers who have used the opportunities presented by SaveAct programmes to improve household finances and food security, as well as generate income through a poultry-producing enterprise.
SaveAct operations manager for KwaZulu-Natal Dr Sazile Mtshali has a PhD focused on rural livelihoods in KwaZulu-Natal. She also has many years’ experience of teaching in the field of rural development, including agriculture and home economics. To commemorate Women’s Day 2016, Dr Mtshali shares her reflections on the value of SaveAct’s work for its female members and why she’s proud of the work she does.
SaveAct director Anton Krone was among 15 people who graduated from the BANKSETA-funded Executive Development Programme in Inclusive Finance. Run by the Gordon Institute of Business Science in partnership with Positive Planet, the six-month course was a pilot programme aimed at experienced professionals from a diverse range of sectors.