In Bangladesh, we support the formation of microenterprise groups that help members establish better linkages to markets. The microenterprise groups enable subsistence farmer households to aggregate their produce for bulk selling (at a higher price than they could achieve individually) through the new market channels.
Strengthening Girls' Voices in Bangladesh
Girls in a savings group in Bangladesh. Credit: Save the Children/Veronica Torres
Save the Children is conducting operational research in order to determine the impact of savings and financial competency on the livelihoods of girls and their families. The project is part of a broader program that provides a number of services aimed at promoting the health, safety and economic security of adolescent girls in Bangladesh. Preliminary findings indicate that the savings groups not only enable girls to pay for school and health expenses, but also to practically apply learning from their financial literacy sessions.