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INVESTING INSUSTAINABLESOLUTIONSINTEGRATION OF CARE GROUP ANDSAVINGS-LED EMPOWERMENT MODELCarolyn Kruger, Ph.D.Sr. Advisor...
TOPS Small Grant Opportunity: Liberia LAUNCH(Liberian Agricultural Upgrading Nutritional and Child Health)Innovation in So...
“Grass Roots Building our Own Wealth”An approach to community mobilization anddevelopment that aims to empower vulnerablep...
StructureTraditional Care Group Structure Integrated GROW GroupsResults• Improved MNCHBehavior Change• Improved SocialEcon...
Key Challenges1. Time burden - monitor time burden thatwomen face participating in both models.2. Staff capacity to implem...
INVESTING IN SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS Sustainable: Target programsthat change lives now andfor future generations Cost Effe...
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Integration of Care Group and Savings-Led Empowerment Model_Carolyn Kruger Ph.D._4.23.13

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Integration of Care Group and Savings-Led Empowerment Model_Carolyn Kruger Ph.D._4.23.13

  1. 1. INVESTING INSUSTAINABLESOLUTIONSINTEGRATION OF CARE GROUP ANDSAVINGS-LED EMPOWERMENT MODELCarolyn Kruger, Ph.D.Sr. Advisor, MNCHPCIApril 23, 2013
  2. 2. TOPS Small Grant Opportunity: Liberia LAUNCH(Liberian Agricultural Upgrading Nutritional and Child Health)Innovation in Social and Behavior Change in FoodSecurity and Nutrition ProgrammingIntegration of the Care Group MCHN BCC Modelwith the GROW Social and Economic Development Model:Synergies in Food and Nutrition Security ProgrammingOpportunity toexpand theTraditional CareGroups with GROWmethodology toWest AfricaOpportunity toconduct operationalresearch, showleadership inimplementingsavings groupswithin differentcontexts, as well asthe immense impactof integratedstrategies
  3. 3. “Grass Roots Building our Own Wealth”An approach to community mobilization anddevelopment that aims to empower vulnerablepopulations socially, economically, andpolitically. Local Community Facilitatorsorganize and capacitate self-managed savingsgroups focused on building the economic ANDsocial capital of members Combines best practices in savings group models Unique aspects that intentionally build socialcapital of members/communities Remarkable preliminary results in reducedpoverty and perceived helplessness among poorwomen caregiversWhat is the GROW Model?CHARACTERISTICS OF THEGROW MODEL: Primarily targets women Self-generated resources Rotational leadershipMembers have similarsocio-economic status Self-managedPlatform for developmentof social capital
  4. 4. StructureTraditional Care Group Structure Integrated GROW GroupsResults• Improved MNCHBehavior Change• Improved SocialEconomicCapitalImprovedHealth andLivelihoodSecurity
  5. 5. Key Challenges1. Time burden - monitor time burden thatwomen face participating in both models.2. Staff capacity to implement both modelstogether.3. Determining multiple benefits fromimplementing two models together(comparison analysis will be conducted).
  6. 6. INVESTING IN SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS Sustainable: Target programsthat change lives now andfor future generations Cost Effective: Engagecommunities and families insolutions Leverage: Achieve multipliereffect by leveraging grantfunding with increasedprivate supportThank You

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