The DFM SAVIX learning community consist of Danish NGOs and their East African partners engaged in Village Savings and Loan Associations and wanting to improve monitoring and performance. Active Danish organisations are DanChurchAid, ADRA Denmark, Baptist Union Denmark, Projekt Ulandshjælp til Selvhjælp (PULS), Kirkernes Integrations Tjeneste (KIT)/Churches Integration Ministry. Partners are DCA Uganda, DCA South Sudan, ADRA Uganda, Dutabarane, Association des Eglises Baptistes Au Rwanda, FAYOWODO, Arusha Tz, Church Mission Ministry, Rwanda.
SAVIX is a management system specialised in Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLA), developed by Hugh Allen and VSLA Associates, please see the link here:
SAVIX management system:
The objectives of Danish Forum for Microfinance SAVIX learning process are:
Firstly, it will teach savings groups projects facilitated by Danish organisations, to independently collect information on long-term performance indicators of their projects.
Secondly, DFM will create concrete action plans with each participating project, to improve performance of the individual savings group, based on individual analysis of each project.
Thirdly, DFM will focus on capacity building of the Danish VSLA sector, by creation of a Danish learning community.
The learning process is supported by FAHU Foundation.
24 August 2021 Danish Forum for Microfinance had a webinar about the SAVIX learning process 2018-21 for East African VSLA promoters working with monitoring and evaluation through the SAVIX system and how East African VSLA promoters have benefited from such monitoring and evaluation to support their projects, even during the time of COVID.
In the recording you can hear:
Professor Roy Mersland, Agder University, about Agder University’s CERSEM project where researchers have looked more into the effect of the VSLA through analysing SAVIX data
Hugh Allen, VSLAssociates, on the opportunities of the SAVIX system and the effects of the work of DFM-learning network members
Harriet Twongyiere, ADRA Uganda and Ezechiel Habonimara, Dutabarane, Burundi on their experiences
The debate was moderated by Kristine Kaaber Pors, DFM.
Please also find the presentations here below.