The savings group model promoted by SaveAct has been shown to empower people living with HIV/AIDS by enabling them to develop important strategies and tools to better cope with and manage their lives. The model establishes small groups of people who meet regularly to save and lend to each other. They operate social security funds which engender a degree of agency and social capital which is crucial in enabling people and households living with chronic illnesses to manage and even rise above these hardships and lead more normal lives.

 For more details visit the SaveAct Website (www.saveact.org.za/)