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Author Ashe, Jeffrey.

Title In their own hands : how savings groups are revolutionizing development / Jeffrey Ashe with Kyla Jagger Neilan. [Axis 360 electronic resource]

Edition Original.
Publication Info. Berrett-Koehler Pub., 2014.
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Description 1 online resource
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Contents Cover; Contents; Foreword; Preface; INTRODUCTION: Beginning a Savings Revolution-They Know How; CHAPTER 1 Guiding Principles for Saving for Change; CHAPTER 2 A Group Meeting; CHAPTER 3 "Dependency Is Not Empowering"; CHAPTER 4 Getting Started with Saving for Change; CHAPTER 5 The Most Productive Asset of All: Empowering Friends and Neighbors; CHAPTER 6 How Do We Know It Works?; CHAPTER 7 Applying Savings Group Principles to Other Development Initiatives; CONCLUSION: Bringing Savings Groups to Fifty Million People; Notes; Bibliography; Additional Resources; Acknowledgments; Index; A; B; C; D.
Summary 2.5 billion people worldwide, most of them desperately poor villagers, need a better way to save and to borrow. Even the most innovative banking institutions can't reach them. In savings groups, members save what they can in a communal pot and loan their growing fund to each other for their short-term needs. The authors show how these savings groups form and function and how little "outside" support is required for their success. This book describes how Ashe developed Saving for Change, which leveraged the wisdom and strength of group members to train and establish new groups. This model has impacted the lives of 680,000 people across five countries. Savings groups bypass subsidies, dependency, and high costs while effectively reducing chronic hunger, building assets, and empowering the community. Today, saving groups have 9 million members around the globe. With minimal support, membership could grow to ten times this number. -- Edited summary from book.
Subject Savings and loan associations -- Developing countries.
Non-governmental organizations -- Developing countries.
Saving and investment -- Developing countries.
Poor -- Developing countries.
Non-governmental organizations. (OCoLC)fst01038524
Poor. (OCoLC)fst01071040
Saving and investment. (OCoLC)fst01105959
Savings and loan associations. (OCoLC)fst01105991
Developing countries. (OCoLC)fst01242969
Genre Electronic books.
Added Author Baker & Taylor Axis 360.
ISBN 9781626562196 : $39.95
1626562199 : $39.95
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