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Papers/Reports | June 25, 2020

Results from a multi-project survey of Savings and Internal Lending Community members

This study examines the views of members of CRS’ Savings and Internal Lending Communities (SILC) and Mercy Corps’ Youth Savings and Lending Associations (YSLA) in Guatemala, regarding their experiences in their groups, the use and usefulness of the financial services that their SILCs provide, the non-financial benefits they receive, their willingness to pay field agents fees for support to them and their groups, and their desire to remain in their SILC for future cycles. 

The views of SILC members were collected in a survey administered in 2018 to a random sample of SILC members associated with four projects: CRS’ Café Verde (Green Coffee), Jóvenes Constructores (Youth Builders), and Segamil; and Mercy Corps’ AgriJoven (Agro-Youth).