My interest in this topic is triggered not only by decades of participation in global, regional and national development activities, but more so by my personal experiences with loss of family resources.
In my developing world experience of female headed households is that during their productive years, women are maxed out on requests for support, not only from immediate family but from family circles that often lean heavily on those women in the family who have had or have made the most of limited access to educational and other professional opportunities.
These households but often are filled with unexpected events that leave little time to plan, invest and/or manage life resources. And the key to this is the entry point/opportunity to start a conversation to stimulate financial decisions and actions at critical life points. I see this as needed more for female-headed households which make up 40-60% of the populations of small island developing states.
The methodology for starting conversations on difficult topics used by The Conversation Project: https://shar.es/18OXsZ can be used by credit unions or other social groups to stimulate financial decisions and actions that impact the over 50 age group.
This is critically needed as in developing countries, state or employers benefit systems are minimal and often do not provide sufficient insurance, pension and other lifetime financial coverage required to support over 50 life goals, health events, dreams and aspirations.