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Savings and Internal Lending Communities (SILC)

The key to helping Zimbabwean youth overcome poverty

Engaging vulnerable youth in positive economic strengthening activities is critical in helping them develop the life skills and coping strategies required to meet their basic needs. This case study looks at CRS’ experience in introducing Savings and Internal Lending Communities (SILC) to orphans and vulnerable children in Zimbabwe through the Support to Replicable Innovative Village Community Efforts (STRIVE) project.

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Hopewell Zheke

Reader Comments (1)

This is a very encouraging study. It looks like children are be the best beneficiaries of SILC methodology. I sincerely hope CRS will continue to expand this awesome initiatives and share more and more interesting papers. Thank you so much!

June 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJong

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