The CRS Savings and Internal Lending Communities program helps members access capital to improve their businesses, homes and education.
Support and understanding enables families to grow and sustain healthy lives.
With access to financial services a major challenge, CRS’ savings groups enable participants to better manage finances and grow sustainable livelihoods.
Through a CRS program, community health volunteers act as confidants, patient advocates and counselors.
Following years of conflict and disruption, Sudanese farmers found new skills and knowledge help them restore devastated lands and livelihoods.
Savings and Internal Lending Communities help poor families save and build assets.
Two CRS employees — Marc Bavois and Dina Brick — won Practitioner of the Year awards from The Small Enterprise Evaluation Project (SEEP) collaborative learning network recently at the annual SEEP conference.
During its decades of microfinance practice, CRS has focused on serving the poorest of the poor, primarily women and vulnerable populations living in remote rural communities for whom the cost of accessing financial services is very high. CRS began its microfinance work in 1988 by building the...
Savings and Internal Lending Communities (SILC) help thousands of women and their families in Ethiopia improve their economic situation by starting small businesses, buying livestock or even sending their children to school.