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Resources are an integral part of CARE Rwanda's work and success within the country. They provide valuable information in terms of advocacy reports, case studies, manuals and toolkits, policies and strategies, press releases, and research, evaluation, and impact reports from CARE Rwanda, itself, and relevant partners that help support CARE Rwanda's work. Below is a list of these resources. They can also be searched for under their respective categories.

This VSL Technical Briefs series aims to provide a brief and accessible summary of the key learning points and policy implications from CARE Rwanda’s VSL programming to practitioners, policy-makers and the wider development community in Rwanda. This first brief in the series focuses on the issue of financial inclusion, namely how CARE’s SAFI project worked to reach the poorest and most marginalized, and the effectiveness of VSL as a methodology for promoting the access of those groups to financial services. The Sources box at the end of the brief provides links and references for any readers who need more detailed information.

This manual, developed by CARE UK, is an introductory 'toolkit' to the approaches, techniques, and additional resources to help CARE and partner staff think through how to integrate advocacy and policy-making into their work. It brings together all the tools and tips for successful advocacy and gives advice on influencing the EU, UN, and national governments. 

This toolkit is a useful reference to dip into ahead of meetings when planning strategies, writing publications and blogs, and creating events.

For further information, please see the attachment of the complete toolkit.

How Voluntary Savings and Loans Build Access to Financial and Social Services


Women's Voices in Business

Rwanda is recognized as a world leader in promoting gender equality and offers an encouraging example of how post-conflict countries can seize the reform momentum after conflict ends to support women’s empowerment. Radical reforms in the aftermath of the genocide have set the platform for transforming women’s role in society.

The Most Significant Changes in CARE's VSL Project

NIYIMPAYE Epiphany is a single mother, 27 years old living in Byimana sector, Ruhango District.  She lives with her mother- disabled- her son and two young brothers. She was born in one of the poorest families in the locality. At 16 years old, she got pregnant by a man who promised her a job in Muhanga town as a servant in his bar. 


Zanzibar: Growth and Sustainability Through Financial Inclusion

VSLA Overview:

Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLA), modelled on CARE’s project in Niger (commonly referred to as the Mata Masu Dubara or MMD model) have attracted much interest because of their promise to attain outreach to very poor and rural people better than formal, centralized, microfinance institutions. While the model is being widely replicated, few detailed studies of its performance have yet been undertaken.

MUKABAHIZI Domitilla: The Bread Winner of Her Family

As reported in a previous economic growth report in August 2011, MUKABAHIZI Domitilla is a member of the Abizeranye VSLG in Nyanza district, Ntyazo sector, Bugari cell, Rugarama village. She is married with 5 children.