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Don't Just Borrow, Be the Bank: How Savings-Led Microfinance Can Make Food and Nutrition Security Programs More Sustainable

Authors:
The TOPS Program
Year Published:
2012
Resource Type:
Trainings and Workshops
Language:
English

Funded by the TOPS Small Grants Program, Project Concern International held a 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 program and includes session proceedings, key themes and concepts, models, lessons learned, and recommendations for promoting integrated economic development and food security and nutrition programming. The report also includes links to presentations, videos, and other resources.