ChildFinance: Changing an Ecosystem to Achieve Social Impact

By Paul N. Bloom

The idea of ChildFinance – offering children access to, and the capability to use, safe financial products and services – emerged from Jeroo Billimoria’s early experiences working with poor families in rural India and with “street” children in her hometown, Mumbai. She found that, contrary to what one might expect, the poor did have money to save. However, these funds tended to flow very irregularly, and people lacked safe tools to manage the money.
• The Problems Motivating ChildFinance
• The History of Aflatoun, Child Savings International
• Beyond Aflatoun
• Developing an Ecosystem Strategy around ChildFinance
• The ChildFinance Experts Meeting
• Creating a Path to Ecosystem Change

CASE, Childfinance International, 2010