Household Asset Building Programme (HABP) The HABP aims to move households out of food insecurity by building productive assets and diversifying income sources at household level. Households are provided credit through sustainable financial providers based on a household business plan, which is prepared with assistance from Government support services. The target group for the HABP are food insecure households in chronically food insecure woredas which gives due emphasis to poor women headed households and landless youth.

The roles and responsibilities of Association of Ethiopian Micro Finance Institutions (AEMFI) include:

Facilitate the exchange of best practices among MFIs through exposure visits, workshops and various learning forums in order to enhance the staff experience in providing financial services to food insecure households,

Support the establishment and expansion of MFIs sub-branch offices towards ensuring significant proportion and coverage of the PSNP Woredas,

Organize Financial literacy and knowledge management programs/campaigns for the poor to inculcate a saving culture and financial management skills in the rural community,

Coordinate the capacity building interventions focusing on mainstreaming their activities and sensitizing their staff, developing systems and products tailored to the needs of the chronically food insecure households

Facilitate the exchange of lessons Learnt from the best practices of participating MFIs and NGOs in the PSNP Plus project, Compile and document the results of the program on a regular basis.

Monitoring the implementation of the sub-component: The performance of the activities of MFIs in delivering financial services to the targeted productive safety net beneficiaries need to be monitored regularly. The participating MFI is expected to establish a food security program coordination unit to follow-up and monitor the implementation of the food security component. AEMFI has a leading role in improving access to best practices, facilitating experience sharing and providing a national level forum to exchange best practices and challenges of participating MFIs in the program Contact – Rural Finance & food Security Unit Head- Tekle Bekele