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Rakia Niandou (left), a banker at the Savings and Loan association in Genki, Niger, fills out receipt paperwork for one of the villagers who had made a deposit into the local bank.

VSLA at 25


The global humanitarian aid and development industry has a problem: innovation is everywhere, but examples of successfully scaled solutions are far less common. Even when we achieve impact at scale, the process can take decades. For example, it took 17 years for CARE’s Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLA) to go from idea to widespread impact, economically empowering millions. CARE’s…

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