Our Purpose

VSL Associates is a consortium of microfinance practitioners dedicated to spreading the Village Savings and Loan (VSL) model more widely throughout the world.  Our objective is to provide millions of poor households with a secure place to save, the opportunity to borrow in small amounts on affordable terms and provide a simple form of insurance. 

VSL Associates has participated actively in the development of the VSLA model and has facilitated its spread to over 45 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.  Operating informally since 1995, VSL Associates Ltd. was incorporated as a limited liability company in the UK in January 2007 and remains the only private organisation promoting this methodology across the entire sector.