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Learning Briefs | February 10, 2009

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 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.