Impact Evaluation of CARE Canada's
POWER Africa Project

CARE Canada’s POWER Africa project aims to increase financial inclusion in Burundi, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia and Rwanda through the VSLA approach while also creating a platform for sharing lessons learned within and between the 4 target countries. The CARE model is based on VSLA as a means to not only provide access to valuable financial services, but to provide a pathway for formal financial inclusion. VSLA builds the financial skills and assets of participating households by providing access to a safe, convenient place to save as well as small timely loans. Zerihun is evaluating the effectiveness of the three years (2014-2017) POWER Africa project in Ethiopia.