Community Trust - CARE

Community Trust

Discover financial freedom and save more money by joining our group saving program.

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Economic insecurity is a huge issue in the United States. Community Trust can help you unlock financial freedom.

1 in 4 Americans are without a bank account or underbanked

78% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck

63% of Americans wouldn't be able to cover a $500 emergency

How Community Trust can help you

Gain financial control and confidence

As part of CARE’s Community Trust program, you’ll join a group in your community who will save together and make small loans to each other. Savings groups remove barriers found at traditional banks, like minimum deposit amounts, and allow members to contribute small amounts of money frequently. By working with a savings group, you can avoid predatory payday loans by making loans on flexible terms and with low interest rates.

Self-manage your money within a community of trust

The Community Trust model helps you build the financial skills and supportive network needed to access financial freedom and plan for your future. All transactions are performed at meetings in front of all members for maximum trust and transparency.

Community Savings & Loan Associations

In 2021, CARE launched Community Savings & Loan Associations in Atlanta. In this video, hear from participants from our first group.

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Why trust CARE?

For nearly 30 years, CARE has supported the largest group savings program in the world. We’ve worked with more than 8 million women in almost 60 countries who have grown their savings, taken low interest loans, and helped their communities through CARE’s Village Savings and Loan Associations.

Now, we’re bringing that experience home with the Community Trust to help communities in the United States find their path to financial freedom. Our pilot group in Atlanta, GA held regular meetings over Zoom to virtually connect members as they discussed their savings goals, participated in financial literacy meetings, and paid into their joint PayPal account.

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