Geomonitoring of saving groups in Maasai pastoralist peripheral areas

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Trias NGO
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Geomonitoring of saving groups in Maasai pastoralist peripheral areas
In order to monitor close to 300 saving groups (VICOBAs), consisting largely out of vulnerable Maasai women who live in extreme poverty, Trias uses a digital management information system (MIS). VICOBAs, each with about 30 members, are often located in remote areas. The MIS allows Trias to collect and monitor both financial data and data on the group quality of VICOBAs from a distance. As such, the MIS and GIS (geographic information system) allow to analyse data from the VICOBAs, compare groups, follow up trends, and visualize and cluster VICOBAs geographically through the data collected via smartphones and tablets.
Local implementation: United Republic of Tanzania, Longido and Simanjiro districts in Northern Tanzania
Ongoing from 01/01/2015 to 31/12/2019
Pastoralist Women’s Council (PWC) Maasai Women Development Organisation (MWEDO) MVIWATA Arusha (farmer organization), Longido Community Development Organisation (LCDO) Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (TCCIA) Arusha and TCCIA Manyara Maasai Pastoralitsts Foundation Marketplace Literacy Communities Trust Oikos East Africa Vétérinaires Sans Frontières le de paix World Food Programme BTC

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