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Savings groups build social cohesion and trust, while offering opportunities to build homes, grow businesses and cover a variety of expenses.
Along with offering financial services that include lending opportunities, savings groups also foster trust and cooperation within communities.
Savings groups and kitchen gardens help strengthen resilience of communities after natural disasters.
The project helps budding entrepreneurs learn skills as they build their own businesses and increase their income.
Community contributions help keep school meal programs operational and help secure improved education.
The CRS Savings and Internal Lending Communities program helps members access capital to improve their businesses, homes and education.
Women like Biba Saka Koto are becoming expert farmers while helping other women learn best practices.
By pooling their money and borrowing to grow their businesses, women here are finding it easier to meet their families’ needs.
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.