Household Participation in Internal Saving and Lending Schemes: Impact on Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Chegutu, Zimbabwe

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.25159/2663-6549/8668

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Internal Savings and Lending Schemes (ISALS), orphans and vulnerable children, Chegutu district, Zimbabwe

Abstract

There seems to an abundance of literature that discusses Internal Savings and Lending Schemes (ISALS) and poverty reduction in Zimbabwe and elsewhere in Africa. However, there is a lack of academic literature in Zimbabwe that interrogates the impact of ISALS on orphans and vulnerable children. This paper, using the project being implemented by the Tsungirirai Organisation (TO), discovered that when households participate in ISALS there is positive expenditure on education, food, health and many other needs of orphans and vulnerable children. More importantly, the study identified household expenditure on transport for orphans and vulnerable children living with HIV to access anti-retroviral medications (ARVs). As a qualitative study, the data in the study were collected using in-depth interviews and Focus Group Discussions (FGD) and we analysed the data by using thematic content analysis.

Author Biography

Itai Kabonga, Zimbabwe Ezekiel Guti University

The Sustainable Livelihood Framework utility is beyond measure. Currently applying the SLF to a preponderance of situations such as volunteerism, NGOs work, Fast Track Land Reform Program In Zimbabwe and the Zimbabwean Crisis (2000-2008). The nuances from that focus has been rewarding in as much as there is need to continue broadening the utility of SFL.

Published

2021-07-27

How to Cite

Kabonga, Itai, and Kwashirai Zvokuomba. 2021. “Household Participation in Internal Saving and Lending Schemes: Impact on Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Chegutu, Zimbabwe”. Commonwealth Youth and Development 18 (1):13 pages. https://doi.org/10.25159/2663-6549/8668.

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Articles
Received 2020-11-13
Accepted 2021-06-13
Published 2021-07-27