By saving pennies a day, girls in Kenya’s largest slum fulfill a new season of promise and possibility.
A recent study of Village Savings and Loans Associations in the Enhancing Community Resilience Project in Malawi provides a 2,900% return on investment. The external evaluator estimates that for every $1 invested in VSLAs,
The original CARE Package© was created in 1945 to provide desperately needed food to survivors of war-torn Europe.
Today, CARE delivers lasting change by helping communities grow and sustain nutritious food in some of the most challenging environments in the world.
One of the original CARE Packages© was a midwifery kit.
Today, CARE delivers lasting change by helping women prepare for medical and other emergencies.
When Chan’s son suddenly became ill, she knew she needed to take him to the hospital. But the hospital was far away and she did not know how much she would have to pay to get her son the medical care he needed.
Uy Phom is an energetic young mother from Koh Kong in Cambodia who is helping ensure that her savings group is about more than just money. Under her leadership, women who come together to add to their savings each week are linking healthy finances with healthy children.
Seated in a circle around a savings box on a sand floor in the village of Hamdallaye in Niger, 24 women have found their way out of poverty – together.
"Can number seven please approach?"
In Malawi last week, I met Simeon*, an HIV positive man who told me the story of how VSLAs gave him hope and confidence, and stopped the violence in his household. Nothing I can possibly write will capture the power of his own words.