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Don't Just Borrow, Be the Bank

September 19-21, 2012

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

A TOPS micro-grant funded Project Concern International’s 3-day capacity building workshop, “Don't Just Borrow, Be the Bank: How Savings-Led Microfinance Can Make Food & Nutrition Security Programs More Sustainable.”

The event, held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, brought together 65 practitioners and other stakeholders from across Ethiopia and Eastern Africa to learn, share and brainstorm how savings group methodologies can augment, support or improve food assistance and nutrition programs.

This report summarizes the events of the three day BtB program, and includes session proceedings, key themes and concepts, models, lessons learned and recommendations for promoting integrated economic development and food secuirty and nutrition programming. The report also includes links to presentations, videos and other resources.