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Non-contributory Social Protection Programmes Database
Latin America and the Caribbean
Women Savers in Action (Mujeres Ahorradoras en Acción) (2007-2014)

 

 

Date: 2007-2014
Description: This is an integral intervention that seeks to promote processes of socio-entrepreneurial strengthening for vulnerable women, creating a culture of saving and empowerment through gender awareness; financial education; building entrepreneurial skills; promoting formal microfinance services, and applying a savings incentive to generate resources for strengthening their own productive enterprises. In addition to the training process (116 hours), women participants are encouraged to save in a bank account, reaching targets in amounts, thus, the final output would be saving women with higher capacities. In this respect, during six months women participants should save COP$ 300,000 and will have to attend meetings, so the government supports them with about half the saved amount. For this, the requirement is to have a productive activity or business, or a business idea.
   

Characteristics

Target population: Women classified in SISBEN levels 1 and 2.
Area of intervention: 1) Professional and vocational training
2) Support to self-employment
Geographic scale: National
Targeting method: Categorical (Women of the Red Unidos, in displacement, vulnerable and Más Familias en Acción participants
Proxy means test (SISBEN Levels 1 and 2)
Instrument of selection: SISBEN
   

Institutionality

Legal framework:
Responsible organization(s): Departamento para la Prosperidad Social (DPS)
Executing organization(s): Departmental governments, Caja de Compensación familiar del Valle del Cauca –COMFANDI-,Fondo Nacional del Ahorro
Source of funding: Government of Colombia
   

1) Training

Recipient(s): Women participants
Recipient of the transfer: Direct participant
Description: The training is focused on the individual development of women. Training sessions include gender equality issues, microfinance, business skills and associativity/cooperativism. The participants will receive a certificate. The length of the training is 116 hours.

 

2) Financial inclusion

Recipient(s): Women participants
Recipient of the transfer: Direct participant
Description: Participants will have access to a preferential savings product. If they meet the goal of saving COP$ 300,000 and attend training, women participants will receive a savings incentive (COP$ 150,000).

 

3) Association / cooperativism

Recipient(s): Women participants
Recipient of the transfer: Direct participant
Description: This component promotes the association/cooperativism between women participants in order to increase their probabilities of development and conducted different social and cultural activities.

 

Proyecto Mujeres Ahorradoras en Acción: Lecciones Aprendidas de esta Experiencia

Author: Zilveti, Veruschka and Fuentes, Laura
Date: n/a
Publication info: Proyecto capital
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Study

 

Línea de base y evaluación. Mujeres ahorradoras en acción.

Author: Acción Social / IICA
Date: 2011
Publication info: Agencia Presidencial para la Acción Social y la Cooperación Internacional - ACCIÓN SOCIAL- Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación para la Agricultura - IICA
Link: See Webpage
Topic: General information. Baseline and follow up

 

Sistema de seguimiento y evaluación. Línea base VS seguimiento. Mujeres Ahorradoras en Acción

Author: Acción Social / IICA
Date: 2009
Publication info: Agencia Presidencial para la Acción Social y la Cooperación Internacional - ACCIÓN SOCIAL- Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación para la Agricultura - IICA
Link: See Webpage
Topic: General information. Baseline and follow up

 

Historias de cambio. Mujeres ahorradoras en Acción.

Author: Acción Social / IICA
Date: 2009
Publication info: Agencia Presidencial para la Acción Social y la Cooperación Internacional - ACCIÓN SOCIAL- Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación para la Agricultura - IICA
Link: See Webpage
Topic: General information
First outputs.

 

 

 

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