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Welcome to Savings Revolution! This site is committed to helping people organize so that they can support each other in saving to meet their personal goals. We call this forming Savings Groups. 

Savings Groups (SGs) raise their own money through saving, and the members manage themselves. In these respects, they differ from micro-credit, in which an institution lends to people who become paying customers of the institution. Most SG members are rural people without banking services, but there are many many exceptions. If you want to know more about Savings Groups, please check out Savings Groups: What are they

Our goal is to offer people high quality Savings Groups that you, dear reader, would want to keep your own money in. Because, if we wouldn't keep our own money there, how can we ask other people to do that? I don't think we are doing as good a job in that area as we could do or should do, and I think there are clear pathways to improvement, so Savings Revolution will be unremitting in calling for Savings Group promotors at all levels to Do A Better Job, and we will show you how to do that. 

What you'll find here

At the heart of Savings Revolution is its blog, where contributors can share their ideas about making Savings Groups the great instruments they can be. (Would you like to contribute your ideas? Good! Drop us a line.) But there's much more:

We also have longer articles and discussions of important topics that we group into longer articles:

  1. Forming Savings Groups
  2. Protecting SGs and their Members
  3. Forming Savings Groups
  4. Digitizing SGs
  5. Research and Theory
  6. The art and science of SGs
  7. Lots more about Savings Groups
  8. SGs in Europe and North America

Who we are

This site was founded as a labor of love by Paul Rippey and Kim Wilson in 2009. The unsigned articles here are by Paul, who is editor, publisher, and the person to praise or blame if you like or dislike what you see here. 


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(In webpage design, three horizontal lines are called the "hamburger". Click on the hamburger to get to the home page, or theme sections.) Also, we have sorted all 400 blog posts by category - look for the categories column.

Videos and text

Much of the new material on the site exists both as a video and as text. If your bandwidth permits it, the videos might be more impactful, but - your choice.

Being Social

All new material will appear on our Facebook page, "Savings Revolution". Please like us there. We will also tweet about each new post as #XXXXX. Finally, we are happy to send you an email notification with each new post. We'll send that to our mailing list - you can easily opt out if you like. 

Finally, please click on the like buttons at the end of articles, so we'll know what you like.  Thanks for visiting, and thanks for sending your comments.