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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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WSJ Video: Big Data: The Link Between Information and Financial Inclusion


Watch this video from the Wall Street Journal developed by CGAP, the World Bank’s financial inclusion unit which provides a short summary of the link between the growth in data generated by mobile phones and financial inclusion. It was shared with us by our Chomoka (Digital VSLA) team. The video raises the benefits and risks associated with this trend. As the leading…

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