CARE has been working with Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLA) since we first launched the model in Niger in 1991. Over the years, VSLAs have reached more 7.6 million members, 81% of them women. The economic impacts of the VSLA groups are well documented. Less formally documented is the impact that VSLAs have on women themselves and on the social fabric of their communities.

Latest Publications

Made by Women: Impact Report 2019

  • Countries: Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Viet Nam
  • Published: November 2019

What does gender-sensitive cash and voucher assistance look like?

  • Countries: Haiti, Jordan, Malawi, Niger, Philippines, Global
  • Published: October 2019

Pathways to localisation: A framework towards locally led humanitarian response in partnership-based action

  • Countries: Global
  • Co-authors: CARE, Christian Aid, Tearfund, ActionAid, CAFOD, Oxfam
  • Published: October 2019

Soaring high: Self-recovery through the eyes of local actors

  • Countries: Philippines, Global
  • Co-authors: World Habitat
  • Published: September 2019