Integration of Care Group Approach with WE Approach (PCI)

Integration of the Care Group MCHN BCC Model with the Women Empowered Social and Economic Development Model: Synergies in Food and Nutrition Security Programming

Project Concern International (PCI)
May 2013 to April 2014
Technical Areas
Nutrition and food technology;
Social and behavioral change

Project Concern International (PCI) tested a framework for integrating two peer support group models in its ongoing programs: the Care Group model and PCI’s Women Empowered (WE) model. The study, conducted in Liberia, compared interventions using both models to those using only the Care Group model. Interventions using both models exceeded savings and lending targets, saw a higher percentage of participants accessing credit, increased women’s sense of self-efficacy, increased participation in community improvement, and increased sense of cooperation, support, and trust among the WE participants.