DRC, Micro-Savings and Survivors of Violence

CARE was a pioneer in the development of VSLAs and has used the approach across several countries in Africa and the world. It has proven itself a powerful toolf or livelihoods, poverty reduction and women's empowerment. Documented results from multiple countries show typical changes include increasing access to food, health and education for children of VSLA members; improved intra-family relations; and strengthening the social engagement of members.