Welcome to YouthSave

Welcome to YouthSave, a project dedicated to developing and testing savings products accessible to low-income youth in Colombia, Ghana, Kenya, and Nepal. Through this website the YouthSave Consortium will share lessons and build awareness about its work while providing broader information on youth savings accounts around the globe. We encourage you to explore the shared knowledge provided on this website and stay connected with us through this exciting journey. To learn more about YouthSave click here.


Musings on the Wars on Poverty

Scarlett Aldebot-Green, New America Foundation
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

"If poverty is not just a number but a lack of opportunity to access better life conditions, then processes for reducing poverty become both more complex and more open to innovation."  

Attention to Global Youth Issues is on the Rise

Scarlett Aldebot-Green, New America Foundation
Tuesday, April 8, 2014

"As concerns about the total number of youth, particularly vulnerable youth...in the world rises, funders, strategists, government officials, scholars, and those in the development and aids sectors have undertaken a concerted effort to include and even prioritize youth in planning for the future."

The Benefit of Savings: Youth Write In

Kasio Mutuku, Product and Sales Manager, Postbank
Thursday, April 3, 2014


Brief recap of Kenya Post Office Savings Bank's countrywide essay competition for Global Money Week in March 2014.


"Bringing the Bank to the Unbanked While Making Bank" Blog Series Post #2: Treasure at the Bottom of the Pyramid

Ebere Anosike, New America Foundation
Monday, March 31, 2014

"There is a growing ecosystem of private companies enabling micro-entrepreneurs to build assets and make investments."

"Bringing the Bank to the Unbanked While Making Bank" Blog Series Post #1: Cash Is King, Even When It Phones In

Ebere Anosike, New America Foundation
Friday, March 28, 2014


"It is a cash is king mentality even as mobile money is the medium. The allure of cash flow is its flexibility and 'spendability.'"

Global Money Week 2014

Scarlett Aldebot-Green, New America Foundation
Friday, March 21, 2014

Great media coverage for Global Money Week 2014 activities world-wide.  Here are a few highlights of activities covered by the media in YouthSave countries.

Peer-to-Peer Financial Education Takes Off in Kenya Project

Corrinne Ngurukie, Save the Children
Thursday, March 13, 2014

"This is the kind of opportunity and partnership that YouthSave in Kenya was looking for - one that had the potential to ‘live’ beyond the project life and reach a significant number of youth."

“Bringing the Bank to the Unbanked, While Making Bank” Blog Series to Launch This Month

Ebere Anosike, New America Foundation
Thursday, March 6, 2014

"The upcoming series will explore how some private sector enterprises in Kenya are arriving at the conclusion that enabling broad financial inclusion can be a winning proposition."

YouthSavers in Nepalgunj, Nepal Share Their Thoughts

Rani Deshpande, Save the Children
Friday, February 21, 2014

YouthSave Project Director Rani Deshpande visited with a few of the over 5,000 young Nepalis who are currently saving in CYBY accounts at YouthSave’s partner, Bank of Kathmandu. She observed focus groups at a secondary school, a higher secondary school, and a girls’ madrassa.

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