Martina Crailsheim works for VisionFund International as Director for Saving Group Linkage. Being with both World Vision and VisionFund since 2006, Martina’s role is to link saving groups to financial services to increase financial inclusion and increase the livelihoods of vulnerable families. She has headed the refugee microfinance pilot in Uganda for the last two years where the Saving Group linkage product has been tested and refined. She now oversees its rollout across Africa. The Saving Group linkage loan aims to empower rural women through access to finance and capacity building, offering financial literacy training but also wider topics such as child protection and maternal health.