Learning from CARE’s VSLA Success in Sierra Leone

CARE’s sustainable agriculture program in Sierra Leone helped farmers eliminate their hungry season. They helped the farmers start Village Savings & Loan Associations with their neighbors. Members save money and provide loans to each other so they can buy seeds, fertilizers and tools to boost their farm production. With enough food to eat, they’re now able to save money, send their kids to school and plan for their futures.

Diawary Bouare, Regional Director of CARE International acknowledges the necessity of women and girls in establishing food security in their country. ” What’s the role of women and girls when there is a food shortage? They are at every stage of the chain of production. The burden is on women and girls to work on the field, to produce, to harvest, and even to sell at the markets.”

Learn more about their approach and success in this short video.