Advancing Pro-Poor Access, Linkage and E-Recording(APPLE)

    Project Start Date: 01.01.14 End Date: 30.12.15

    Current Beneficiaries: direct ; 7,365 ; indirect ; 22,095

    Advancing Pro Poor Financial Access, Linkage and E-Recording (APPLE) aims at improving financial access through implementation of appropriate group savings and loan methodology and through adoption of simple technologies. APPLE project targets poor people specifically by a combination of geographical targeting and selection on the basis of a set of criteria developed during wealth ranking, with the involvement of community members. The following intermediate results are envisaged: Pro poor targeting with appropriate group savings and loan methodology; Use of electronic group savings and loan training kit (e-kit) for creation of savings groups and e-recording for loan group record keeping; Mature GS&L groups linked to formal financial services of their choice through m-linkages; and finally learning?s from the implementation and activities of the working group are shared to inform design of a national scale up strategy.

    Group savings and loan outreach is based on geographical targeting in Marsabit and Turkana counties while pro poor targeting is in informal and peri ?urban settlement of Kisumu and Migori counties. The project also target youths of the ages between 15 to 30 years with the financial access initiatives. The following intermediate results are envisaged: Pro poor targeting with appropriate group savings and loan methodology, Use of electronic group savings and loan training kit(e-kit) for creation of savings groups and e-recording for and loan group record keeping ,Mature GS&L groups linked to formal financial services of their choice through m-linkages and finally, Learning?s from the implementation and activities of the working group are shared to inform design of a national scale up strategy. The project targets to reach 21870 clients in Turkana and Marsabit out of geographical targeting and 105708 lclients with pro poor targeting in Kisumu and Migori with GS&L training only. The projects targets 3,500 groups with e-recording technology for record keeping.


     

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