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Entries in savings-led microfinance (21)

Tuesday
Jan182011

How Savings-led Microfinance has Improved Chickpea Marketing in the Lake Zone of Tanzania

Organizing farmers into groups allows them to bring together their production to create sufficient volume of product for interested buyers. This paper looks at how savings-led microfinance has helped farmer groups in Tanzania successfully address the challenges they face.

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Tuesday
Jan182011

Increasing Savings and Solidarity among Households with Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Rwanda

This learning paper looks at linking the Savings and Internal Lending Communities (SILC) methodology with orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) programming in Rwanda. CRS Rwanda introduced SILC to help households headed by OVC to build financial assets and complement current OVC programming, with the intent to provide OVC households with reliable and safe financial services as well as an avenue for basic financial education.

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Tuesday
Jan182011

Empowering Rwanda youth through savings-led microfinance

Savings and Internal Lending Communities (SILC) is a savings-led microfinance methodology developed by CRS to increase access to financial services for the poorest of the poor. This case study looks at CRS’ experience in introducing the SILC methodology to orphans and vulnerable children in Rwanda in an effort to help them build successful businesses.

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Tuesday
Jan182011

The Kibara Mission Hospital HIV Project, Tanzania

Phase II: Savings and Internal Lending Communities

CRS Tanzania’s HIV and MF project was recently featured in the SEEP Network’s “Promising Practices” series. This case study describes the role that savings and internal lending approaches to microfinance has played in strengthening the economic wellbeing of HIV affected households.

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Tuesday
Jan182011

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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Friday
Nov102006

Savings and Internal Lending Communities

A compendium of field experience with savings-led microfinance as an element in a holistic approach to community development.

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