Savings groups support women and their families

Alongside the installation of E-HUBBs, Munich Re and ERGO also supported the work of the NGO Plan International in Kenya.

Opening new perspectives

The focus of this activity was to help people in rural areas gain access to better sustainable livelihoods. Throughout 2018, a total of 80 savings groups received financing at five kiosk locations in Migori County, Kenya. Particular attention was given to women and girls, who are often disadvantaged when it comes to the distribution of income, yet prefer to invest in the future of their families.

The aim of the savings groups is to improve the purchasing power of their members, and to enable access to goods and services. The savings groups are also intended to motivate the members of the community to tackle crucial societal issues, such as gender equality and improved child protection. In addition, the members of the savings groups are trained in the use of renewable energy and solar products. In particular, this training highlights the social, economic and health-related benefits that this technology brings.