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Case Studies | January 8, 2019

Making a Living from Teaching Communities to Save

Private Service Providers' motivations and income in the Expanding Financial Inclusion in Africa project

This study reports results from research carried out by the Expanding Financial Inclusion in Africa project (EFI) to find out how working as an independent trainer of savings groups, a Private Service Provider (PSP) in Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) parlance, fitted into the lives of the individual doing this work, what motivated them, and what the work contributed to their livelihoods. EFI aimed to recruit social entrepreneurs as PSPs and was keen to see how they negotiated the competing elements of the work – helping people and earning money.