Learning in Livelihoods for Resilience

Learning in Livelihoods for Resilience

We're constantly striving to improve our work and measure evidence of change.  Check out some of our key learnings from the first phase of this project.

Impact Evaluation

Check out the 2016 evaluation and what it says about the impacts the projects had for the first 65,000 families.


Families talk about the height of the El Nino crisis.  GRAD families were doing better than their neighbors who weren't in the project.  As one woman said, "Now we don't starve." Check out the 2018 resilience strategy.

Village Economic and Social Associations

The next generation of CARE's longstanding savings approach, Village Economic and Social Associations bring communities together to mobilize credit and increase savings. The average loan amount went up by 89%.

Climate Change: Awareness to Action

84% of project households adopted at least two practices associated with climate change adaptation to help them weather tough times. 

Moving to Gender Equality

To move towards gender equality, the project works to increase women's access to assets, training, and rights, and have men help women with tasks at home.

Financial Products

Connecting the poorest of the poor to financial services requires creating new financial products that work for both the farmers and the banks.  Find out how we did it.

Loan Guarantee Funds

What do you do when farmers have outstanding loans and banks don't want to lend to them?  Create loan guarantee funds and gather evidence that proves poor people will repay their loans.

Connecting VESA's to Microfinance Institutions

Learn how the project worked to connect savings groups to local finance institutions, and had loan repayment rates soar from 56% to nearly 100%.