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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.
CRS' SILC–Saving and Internal Lending Communities program–enables people to break the cycle of poverty.
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.
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.
As it has all over the world, CRS’ microfinance program brings much more than fiscal help to parents in Benin.