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Let’s save today to fulfill our dreams in the future.

Written by: Denise Alves, Communication Manager of FSDMoç World Savings Day was established on 31 October 1924 during the 1st International Congress of the Savings Bank in Milan, Italy[1]. The day was created with the aim of raising public awareness of the importance of saving for both modern economies and individuals. The main topics are focused on the importance of saving. Nowadays, the focus of the banks that organize World Saving Day is in developing countries, where many people are not banked. In Mozambique, the celebrations of this date fall within the scope

Investing in the Next Generation – Highlights

By: Kathryn Larcombe and Lindsey Allwright, FSDMoç Consultants The youth labour force is estimated to be growing by almost 40% per annum however the formal job market only employs 700,000 people.[1] The majority of young people therefore work in the informal sector, and have an estimated underemployment rate of 80%.[2] What role can the finance sector play? In the ILO’s A Call for Action in regard to the Youth Employment Crisis, access to finance for youth entrepreneurs is highlighted as a key action. For young people that create their own employment through starting

Dar Es Salam is the world gathering on women financial inclusion matters this week

By: Esselina Macome (FSDMoç Executive Director) and Kátia Agositnho (FSDMoç Market Analyst) This week, more than 300 participants from around the world will gather in Dar Es Salam for the Making finance work for women finance summit (MFWW) organized by Women World Banking[1], FSDAfrica and The Financial Sector Deepening Trust Tanzania. The key question is what can those and other stakeholders do to facilitate women’s access to finance, and more important, how can they do it? Some of us will be fortunate to also participate in other two different events prior and after