Women gather in Chad
Women in Chad gather for their weekly Savings group meetings. Photo by Jennifer Lazuta for CRS

Be a part of the microfinance movement! Donate today to help savings groups around the world.

CRS' microfinance program is committed to serving the very poor, especially women and vulnerable populations in remote rural communities, often self-employed poor who have little or no access to formal credit or savings services. These programs are designed to strategically target women in an effort to uplift entire families and communities.

When you give, you help women and men join savings groups, receive training and improve their families' lives and their communities.

Currently, our microfinance programs reach more than 3.7 million clients (70 percent women) in 58 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, and Latin America and the Caribbean.

Would you like to make a long-term impact and help local communities build sustainable livelihoods? Click here to make a monthly gift.