About us

The ASISA Foundation is a non-profit initiative of the savings and investment industry, delivering effective and objective financial literacy and micro-enterprise development programmes to South Africa’s most vulnerable groups.

The aim is to influence a sustainable change in behaviour, so that vulnerable citizens can manage their financial affairs more appropriately, thus enabling greater economic participation. Our focus on transferring knowledge, developing skills and shifting attitudes is central.

Since the Foundation’s inception in 2013, it has delivered multiple, impactful financial education programmes across all provinces in South Africa reaching more than 46 000 beneficiaries in face-to-face interactive engagements. Independent monitoring and evaluation reports confirm that:

  • these programmes remain relevant, useful and effective.
  • they achieve knowledge and skills transfer; a positive change in financial attitude; and sustained changes in behaviour measured up to two years after programme interventions.


The different programmes are: