In this paper the authors want to highlight the benefits of savings accounts for women by illustrating the successful experiences and lessons learned with two Peruvian government projects designed to mobilize savings amongst its poor rural populations, mostly in the Southern Highlands region of the country.
The report is as follows: Section II briefly covers literature on savings both in the general context and particularly to women. Section III first outlines the current context of Peru, and later the two government programs. In Section IV we cover the impacts of the aforementioned programs on female beneficiaries. Lastly, in Section V we conclude with suggestions for future use of savings accounts in development projects.