Joint Programme on Gender Transformative Approaches
for Food Security and Nutrition

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In Malawi, the JP GTA aims to enhance the economic autonomy of women and youth through improved financial inclusion.

The United Nations Rome-based Agencies are working with governmental institutions and regulatory bodies, Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs) and financial institutions, and rural households and communities in Balaka, Blantyre, Chikwawa, Kasungu, Machinga, Mangochi, Nsanje, Phalombe, Salima and Zomba districts.

VSLAs are central to the Joint Programme in Malawi. They are informal self-managed groups of people who meet regularly to save together and take small loans from those savings. VSLAs are key to ensuring access to financial services for villagers who generally do not have access to formal banking finance.

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