CRS's SILC guides


This page is linked to the CRS website.  The SILC methodology (Savings and Internal Lending Communities) is similar to the VSL methodology, but uses ledgers for record-keeping, while VSLAs use passbooks.  CRS and SILC are also well-known for developing a detailed methodology for creating networks of community-based trainers, called Private Service Providers PSPs).  This page offers two SILC Field Agent manuals.  One is for groups that charge interest and the other is for groups that wish to be Sharia compliant.  The PSP manual focuses on how PSPs are recruited, trained, supervised and certified,