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- Right now, forty percent of the world’s population – more than 2.5 billion people – live in poverty, struggling to survive on less than $2 per day. The persistence of global poverty poses a challenge to the security, prosperity and values of the United States. Cuts to the world's most vulnerable communities have real impacts. Tell Congress we won't stand by while they make cuts that will cost lives.
Oxfam America and Freedom from Hunger Release New Research: Community Savings Programs Reduce Hunger and Improve Household Resilience
May 10, 2013
International savings groups NGOs aim for 50 million members by 2020
Mar 15, 2013
International savings groups NGOs to announce "50 by 2020" initiative at SG2013 conference (4-5 March)
Mar 01, 2013 Global savings groups community convenes in Arlington, VA to demonstrate the positive financial and social impact of savings groups and launch a vision for future development
Oxfam America to expand community finance program in Mali and Cambodia with $11.7 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Oct 20, 2008
Bold leadership is needed to turn the tide of poverty
Sep 22, 2008
- Saving for Change: Financial inclusion and resilience for the world's poorest people
- Saving for Change - Report summary
- Sowing seeds of self-reliance in Ethiopia
- With an initial investment from Oxfam, community-owned grain banks allow Ethiopians to feed the World Food Programme.
- Exchanging tea for respect
- A savings group in Senegal breeds entrepreneurs and independence on just a few cents a week.
- Oxfam Impact July 2009
- A quarter million now Saving for Change
- Oxfam Impact February 2007
- Small Investments, Big Changes
In El Salvador, opportunities to save and invest in small businesses come with training and reflection on food.
Cambodian farmer Yem Neang employs a new method called System of Rice Intensification to increase her yield while cutting down on her production costs.
For Sean Ing, joining Saving for Change has allowed her to manage large expenses that would have cost her dearly if she had visited a money lender.
Innovative microfinance program continues to attract new participants in Mali, Senegal, and Burkina Faso.