The objective of the research is to foster a better understanding of Village Savings and Loan Associations, Community Based Savings Groups and Savings and Credit Groups in Afghanistan.
The objectives of the research are:
Understand the specific impacts of the CARE Afghanistan’s VSLA programming on rural women in terms of facilitation of job opportunities, income generation, and identify challenges that need to be addressed;
Evaluate how VSLAs helped improve resilience in the face of man-made disasters or natural disasters shocks for women and their households and communities;
Identify and measure the indirect impacts of the VSLA in terms of socio economic aspects of the work on rural women;
Evaluate how VSLA has affected the community in shaping up of positive or negative attitudes;
Evaluate impact of VSLA on welfare on households (in particular women);
Evaluate sustainability of CARE Afghanistan’s VSLA program in its target areas.