Micro Savings and Loans—and Pumpkins—Change Lives

September 2014  | Malawi

Success Story: Micro Savings and Loans—and Pumpkins—Change Lives (PDF)

Village savings and loan associations (VSLAs) are self-managed groups that provide people with a safe place to save their money and access small loans. In Malawi, LIFT-facilitated referrals to VSLAs have allowed PLHIV and other vulnerable households to access savings services which provide the means towards financial security, and in the case of Iness Sukuma, increased food security and decreased overall vulnerability.