Women’s Savings Club Learning Paper
The Tugeda Tude fo Tumoro (TTFT) project was established in 2009 to support communities to achieve gender-inclusive sustainable natural resource management. As part of this project, the TTFT women’s savings club model was developed as a means of promoting sustainable livelihoods and increasing women’s participation in decision making in order to bring about sustainable natural resource management. Women’s savings clubs present an opportunity for women to mobilise resources to invest in community and personal initiatives and provide a space for women to gain confidence in decision-making, financial management, budgeting and record keeping. Improving women’s confidence, capacity and standing erodes barriers to women’s participation in decision making and enhances their contribution to their community.