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AMERMS Workshop 1: Programs Working with the Ultra Poor (PPT by Yetnayet Girmaw)

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A Deeper Look at Programs that Work with the Ultra-Poor, Including Youth and People with Disabilities
ROOM: Tsavo A
Translated session: English & French
PANEL:
Chair: Mr. Mohammed Khaled, Middle East & North Africa (MENA) Regional Representative, CGAP, Palestine
Panelist: Ms. Janet Bett, Manager, Tumaini Department, Jamii Bora Trust, Kenya
Panelist: Ms. Yetnayet Girmaw, Deputy Chief of Party, CARE Ethiopia, Ethiopia

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  • 1. Linking Poor Rural Households to Microfinance and Market CARE Ethiopia Experience Yetnayet Girmaw Africa-Middle East Regional Microcredit Summit April 7, 2010 Nairobi
  • 2. Background
    • Chronically food insecure (CFI)
    • Government safety net program
    • Graduate CFI - food/cash transfers
      • More resilient, but not sufficient
    • Need diversified approach to overcome barriers
        • Systematic
        • Structural
        • Institutional
        • Attitudinal
  • 3. Project Goal
    • Targeted PSNP households’ resiliency improved and livelihood assets enhanced as a means towards achieving graduation**.
    • **Graduation is defined as HHs becoming food secure and able to with stand most shocks in the absence of receiving Safety net and other food security program benefits.
  • 4. VSL Groups Insurance Value Chain Finance SME Loans Individual Linkages Group Linkages PSNP PLUS targeted households Strategic Framework Pathway to graduation from food insecurity Stable Household Economy Chronic Food Insecurity Vulnerable To Food Insecurity Asset Transfer “ Push” by Asset Transfer, VSLA, Access to tailored MF products, productivity increases “ Pull” by access to markets PSNP PLUS graduated households in 3 yrs Asset stabilisation Asset accumulation
  • 5. Strategies
    • Access to financial products and services:
      • Establish village saving and loan associations (VSLA).
      • Business skills to start or improve income-generating activities, or to enter markets.
      • Financial literacy to improve their management of household finances.
      • Access existing and new MFI products and services.
      • Asset transfer: to enter a value chain or market.
  • 6.
    • 2. Market Linkage:
      • Critical bottlenecks for each value chain identified.
      • Improve productivity and quality of selected products.
      • Private sector engaged in value chain activities.
      • Linkages based on market demand.
      • Stakeholder forums and coordination groups .
      • Market information platforms: to negotiate fair prices, access technical assistance and productive inputs.
    Strategies
  • 7. Achievements
    • 804 VSLAs with 14,400 membership
    • 3000HHs received business skills & financial literacy training
    • 5283 HHs linked with MFIs
    • Asset transfer: to enter a value chain/market
        • Honey 1452 HHs
        • WPB 2906 HHs
        • Livestock 1891 HHs
        • Cereal 6691HHS
    • 2251 HHs organized into marketing associations
    • TA and technical training provided
  • 8.
    • Stakeholder forums & coordination groups
      • Facilitated private & public sector engagement
        • Market negotiations underway
        • Direct linkage with exporters – increased income
      • Market information platforms- market requirements shared
      • Forum to discuss VC opportunities and constraints
        • Shared roles and responsibilities for VC improvement
          • To increasing productivity and quality
      • Access financial services and inputs
    Achievements
  • 9.
    • Thank you

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