Resilience-building through savings groups

Published 20. Oct 2021
Preliminary survey findings.

This analysis contains top-level findings from a phone survey with ~430 Village Savings and Loan Association (VSLA) and Self-Help Group (SHGs) participants under the Building Resilient Communities in Somalia (BRCiS) Consortium.

Savings groups are commonly used interventions by NGOs working in fragile contexts to build the resilience of vulnerable groups against recurring shocks. Yet, rigorous evidence demonstrating specific impacts is still nascent in the context of Somalia.

BRCiS aims to contribute to ongoing learning efforts by analysing its own savings group activities, building on available operational data and survey insights from group participants.