Development Blog

For 27 years CARE has worked with communities to support Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs) so that women living in poverty can save, invest and improve their lives. Our new Global Reach report shows astounding progress in the global… Read more...
Members of a Village Savings and Loan Association in Rwanda Members of a Village Savings and Loan Association in Rwanda
In Mali, the government is planning to give money to Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs). Why? Because the Malian government recognises that savings groups are a key step towards women’s empowerment. Ahead of the SG2018 Power of Savings Groups… Read more...
Haoua from Kagadama village near Maradi, Niger, with a VSLA lockbox Haoua from Kagadama village near Maradi, Niger, with a VSLA lockbox
Nadine Nohr is a Trustee of CARE International UK. Sitting in a board meeting in central London it is sometimes hard to grasp the day-to-day reality of CARE International programmes, particularly for those of us like myself not from the… Read more...
Children at Azraq refugee camp in Jordan Children at Azraq refugee camp in Jordan
Last week the World Bank’s much anticipated 2017 Global Findex database and accompanying report was released, revealing who has a bank account with a financial institution or mobile money service and how they’re using it. While great gains have been made… Read more...
A woman carrying a VSLA lockbox in Kagadam village, Niger A woman carrying a VSLA lockbox in Kagadam village, Niger
As the Brussels II Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region gets underway, CARE International is partnering with UN Women, UNFPA, WILPF, Kvinna Til Kvinna, Oxfam and the Swedish government to host an event for Syrian women… Read more...
Syrian representatives of civil society organisations attending the Brussels Conference on Syria in April 2018 Syrian representatives of civil society organisations attending the Brussels Conference on Syria in April 2018
Together with a colleague, Professor Malcolm Harper, I recently spent 18 months researching and editing a book on Islamic microfinance – which is defined as Shari’ah compliant financial services for poor people. Here are some of the key findings. Read more...
Participants in a Lendwithcare-supported women's empowerment project in Pakistan Participants in a Lendwithcare-supported women's empowerment project in Pakistan
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