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Pilot Cash Transfer & Village Saving and Loan Association program in the Borena Zone, Oromiya Regional State Ethiopia

Ethiopia

Titre : Pilot Cash Transfer & Village Saving and Loan Association program in the Borena Zone, Oromiya Regional State Ethiopia

Pays : Ethiopia

Date : 15.11.2011-30.4.2013

Lieu : Moyale, Miyo and Dire Woredas of Borena zone

Contexte
The Borena Zone, where the project is implemented, is a pastoral and agro-pastoral area located in the southern part of the Oromiya Region of Ethiopia, and it is known for its chronic food insecurity. Recurrent drought emergencies have seriously affected Borena Zone over the past several years, eroding the traditional coping mechanisms of Borena pastoralist communities and consequently the viability of their traditional livelihoods.
In response to the drought in Ethiopia CARE Ethiopia initiated and implemented a number of projects in different drought affected parts of the country. The major core sector areas of CARE’s emergency response were Food security, Livelihood, Nutrition and WASH. In the past 18 months CARE has been implementing 26 emergency projects with a total cost of 35 million USD including in-kind commodity cost. The targeted areas for these projects were Oromiya region (east Hararghe, west Hararghe, and Borena zones), Afar region (zone 3), Sothern Nations and Nationalities People Region (Guraghe zone).

Pilot Cash Transfer
One of these projects implemented by CARE Ethiopia is the Borena Pilot Cash Transfer project which was implemented during the period of November 15th, 2011 to May 14th 2012. The nutrition project is implemented in Moyale, Miyo and Dire Woredas of Borena zone and the pilot cash transfer project was implemented in the same geographic areas.

Village Saving and Loan Association
Providing access to financial products and services for food insecure households can be achieved by organizing and training informal Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs) and linking them with formal microfinance institutions. CARE has rich experience in supporting VSLAs through development and emergency projects in east and west Hararghe zones. This experience can be shared with the current proposed intervention in Borena zone.

Activités
1. Orientation of community leaders and introduction of VSLA ;
2. Support the establishing VSLA groups (women of 10-20 members per group) in selected villages of Woredas ;
3. Provision of VSLA kits (lockable cash box, padlock, passbook, ruler, registration book, pen, calculator…) ;
4. Organize training sessions on various topics related to VSLA establishment and management, selection of business, saving and loan management, conflict resolution and others.

Financement CARE

CARE Autriche

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