Microfinance

3/15/16

Mother finds a blessing after the storm

Maria Samillano’s simple life with her husband and three children was agitated when super typhoon Haiyan smashed its way to her coastal village in Laua-an, Antique, Philippines. Haiyan completely destroyed her small house made of bamboo and even disrupted her livelihood.

2/22/16

Strengthening Community Cohesion

Lantaa Nur or “togetherness” is the name of a new village savings and loan association (VSLA) in Tabier village in Ghana’s Upper West Region. Group members say the name fits, representing something they never thought was possible.

12/21/15

Gifts of Lasting Change

By saving pennies a day, girls in Kenya’s largest slum fulfill a new season of promise and possibility.

12/3/15

Enhancing Community Resilience in Malawi Provides a 2,900% Return On Investment

A recent study of Village Savings and Loans Associations in the Enhancing Community Resilience Project in Malawi provides a 2,900% return on investment.  The external evaluator estimates that for every $1 invested in VSLAs,

9/23/15

Today's CARE Package: Virginia's Story

The original CARE Package© was created in 1945 to provide desperately needed food to survivors of war-torn Europe.

Today, CARE delivers lasting change by helping communities grow and sustain nutritious food in some of the most challenging environments in the world.

9/23/15

Todays CARE Package Contains Assurance During Medical Emergencies

One of the original CARE Packages© was a midwifery kit.

Today, CARE delivers lasting change by helping women prepare for medical and other emergencies.

7/16/15

Cambodia: A trusted place to save can help women prepare for emergencies

When Chan’s son suddenly became ill, she knew she needed to take him to the hospital. But the hospital was far away and she did not know how much she would have to pay to get her son the medical care he needed.

7/16/15

Cambodia: Healthy Finances, Healthy Babies

Uy Phom is an energetic young mother from Koh Kong in Cambodia who is helping ensure that her savings group is about more than just money. Under her leadership, women who come together to add to their savings each week are linking healthy finances with healthy children.

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