This manual is part of a two-part guide for organizations that promote and train Village Savings and Loan Associations.
Part I: Field Officer’s Training Guide
Field Officers are paid employees of a Facilitating Agency (FA) or its partner organizations, who create and train Village Savings and Loan Associations
Part II: Village Agent’s Training Guide
Village Agents are community-based trainers who are not paid employees of the organization – they may be volunteers or paid by the groups, in cash or in kind, for their services
The previous, long-form version of the VSLA Programme Guide provides a step-by-step training system. Rather, these abridged manuals provide straightforward guidance to Field Officers and Village Agents on how to train VSLAs, reduced to the essentials – recognizing the literacy constraints of some trainers and that implementing organizations may have their own pedagogical approach.
The VSLA Field Officer and Village Agent training guides are available in English, French, Kiswahili, Portuguese and Spanish.