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Testing “Lenga” a New Financial Education Kit in Tanzania

For the past three years in Tanzania, UNCDF and its partners have been developing and delivering financial education through a wide range of mechanisms, such as SMS (Arifu), tablet-based apps (Jijenge), videos (Noa Ubongo, Shamba Shape-Up), campaigns (Saving is Love), in-person trainings, and using savings groups as inclusive and supportive platforms for learning.

This year, UNCDF Tanzania through its partner KhangaRue Media (KRM) has developed new materials for savings group members in the Kigoma region: a podcast and a comic magazine called ‘Lenga’, which highlight the importance of setting financial goals and making actionable savings plans. These new materials tell the story of the Malengo Family who are working together to track and control their spending, save money properly and plan budgets for the future. Read more in this article.

The UN Capital Development Fund makes public and private finance work for the poor in the world’s 47 least developed countries (LDCs). With its capital mandate and instruments, UNCDF offers “last mile” finance models that unlock public and private resources, especially at the domestic level, to reduce poverty and support local economic development.

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