New Savings Program For Poor In Developing Countries
This post was originally produced for Forbes.
The Gateway Financial Innovations for Savings project is a four-year effort to expand savings programs in the developing world from the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. Funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and partnering with five partner banks.
The project is intend to help millions of people open their first bank accounts and begin using them to accumulate savings. Savings for the poor can help protect them from economic shocks, prepare them for seasonal fluctuations in income and provide for future life events like weddings and funerals.
On October 14, 2014 at 4:00 Eastern, Chris Page, senior vice president of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, will join me for a live discussion about the new program.
Tune in and listen while you work.
Chris Page, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
Chris Page leads the organization’s New York-based Donor Services Team, helping individual and institutional donors develop their philanthropic interests and manage their grantmaking activities. Together, the team manages philanthropic programs in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, and the Caribbean for donors whose interests include the arts, community development, environmental conservation, education, and poverty alleviation.
Previously a Program Officer at the Ford Foundation, he served in its Rural Poverty and Economic Development divisions for seven years. He was a co-founder and chair of the Foundation’s Affinity Group on Development Finance, a research and grantmaking collaborative comprised of representatives from 11 countries.
Prior to joining Ford, Chris led the nonprofit Economic Development Council of Northern Vermont between 1978 and 1992. He is chairman of the board of Community Resource Group, Inc. (Fayetteville AR), a nonprofit organization that helps poor communities in seven states of the mid-South to develop safe drinking water, adequate housing, rural transportation systems and consumer finance services. Chris also serves on the boards of the Northland Institute (Minneapolis, MN) and CFED, formerly the Corporation for Enterprise Development, (Washington, D.C.). Chris holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Southern New Hampshire University’s School of Community Economic Development.
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