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In many parts of the world, women aren’t taught about finances and don’t have a say in how their household income is spent.

Financial empowerment isn’t just about giving women a job. It’s about challenging long-held beliefs regarding the roles of men and women. And Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLAs) are just one of the ways your support could help women start to take control of their family’s financial future.

Women have the strength and determination to defeat poverty. They just need the right opportunities to unlock their potential. And when a woman is able to lift herself out of poverty, she will take four others with her.

Your gift won’t just be supporting VSLAs. It can also help bring other crucial financial training, resources and opportunities to women throughout the communities where we work.

Donate now and help give her the opportunity to fulfil her potential.

VSLAs – Unlocking the strength of women

The lockbox is at the centre of one of our most successful long-term projects.

CARE pioneered Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLAs) in 1991, which have since been replicated by many other organisations around the world.

It’s an incredibly sustainable, locally-led solution that empowers women who have previously been prevented from playing an active role in leading their families out of poverty.

Fast Facts

At VSLA meetings, members (mostly women) make a small deposit into a lockbox.

They can then borrow from these shared savings, and repay their loans at low interest.

The interest returns as profit that members can invest back into their families and businesses.

It’s a trust and accountability system that works: repayment rates are close to 100 per cent.

Donate by phone

Call 1800 020 046 toll free and pay by credit card.

Donations over $2 are tax deductible.

Your donation will go where it is needed most at this time. It will support women who are working hard to defeat poverty and build better lives for themselves and for their families and communities.

Images:© Georgina Ishmael/CARE