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The greatest impact of the project is to help the women know how to save money and manage their families’ finance. This would have huge downscale impacts in terms of families being able to improve their family health, education status etc. 97.6% of the VSLA group members said that they could save money on a regular basis. Among the increased income sources, 85.5% of the women (the highest proportion) said that their families’ income increased thanks to their shares contributed to the VSLA groups and their interests. Because of a habit of saving, 65.9% of the women said that they always managed to keep cash for urgent and emergent situations like sickness, paying children’s tuition fees, buying
fertilizer/pesticide in the event of a pest attack. The project clearly impacted not just at the level of building knowledge but there is an evidence of actual change in the behavior. Read More...
Baseline Report Promotion of the Rural Economic Development of Women and Youth of the Lempa Region of Honduras
Impact indicators report resounding levels of satisfaction by citizens of local services, responsiveness of local service providers (as perceived by citizens) and discernable improvement in local services delivery (as perceived by citizens). End of project targets and MTR levels are by far exceeded in all categories. End of project targets and MTR levels are by far exceeded in all categories, the only exceptions being the OO1 and OO2. OO1’s target was exactly met, while for *OO2 accurate data was not able to be sourced, given that the maternal mortality rate is measured at a provincial level and was not calculated by the government during the project period.
An alternative indicator of impact over the past three years, is the percentage of women giving birth at a public health facility, which increased (44% to 56%), while the percentage of women giving birth at home decreased (29% to 10%).1 This reflects that ISAF (amongst other factors) contributed to the impact/change in beneficiary behavior i.e. that women are accessing more health care facilities to give birth. Read More...
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