Our partnership with CARE International
CARE International works to fight inequality by eliminating poverty at the root and providing aid to those most in need. They believe that when women earn, everyone benefits. And they help women do this through their Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs).
Their VSLAs enable community members to pool together their resources to create a ‘village bank’. This allows women to save small amounts, see their collective savings grow, and borrow money – for example, to invest in setting up a small business.
We’re partnering with CARE International (through our supply chain network) to help our communities set up VSLAs. Not only will they benefit from learning how to efficiently save and invest small amounts of money, they'll also receive training in business and marketing skills to help them make money from other skills and passions – helping them to secure a steady income all year round.
CARE International don’t just give women the support they need to start their own businesses – they give them skills and confidence to grow them too. They provide comprehensive education and support on everything from literacy, self-esteem and leadership right through to overcoming gender stereotypes and gender-based violence. Plus, entrepreneurial and financial training to help them take their businesses, and themselves, to the next level.