Entries in Microfinance (59)
There is much anecdotal evidence to suggest participation in savings and internal lending communities (SILC) helps members to meet key household needs. However, there is little information on exactly how members are using SILC funds and how these uses improve their livelihoods.
This product-use study provides insight into exactly how members are using the three primary SILC funds (loans, social fund, and savings at share-out), how these uses are affecting livelihoods and how SILC group members perceive the funds.
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This 11-lesson financial education curriculum, part of CRS' five skill sets for rural development, has two main purposes:
The curriculum is appropriate for development facilitators, field agents and SILC private service providers.
1. Introduction and Glossary (PDF, 496 KB)