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 flexible terms, and affordable basic insurance.

VSL Associates works exclusively on the development of the VSL model and has actively 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.