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Expanding Financial Inclusion in Africa brought market-based poverty alleviation rapidly to scale while reaching the most needy.
CRS' SILC–Saving and Internal Lending Communities program–enables people to break the cycle of poverty.
A CRS program designed for vulnerable mothers and children also helps fathers take responsibility for family health.
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...
Poverty cuts deep across Lesotho, but with just a little extra assistance, families can progress toward prosperity.
Forced off their ancestral lands, the Batwa needed to learn new skills to cope in a new culture.
Businesswomen in Burundi, the DRC and Rwanda are making conflict resolution their stock in trade.
Amina Abdou, an 11-year-old in the poorer northern region of Benin, goes to school every day and dreams of becoming a diplomat—or maybe a journalist.
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.