Savings groups and consumer protection: risk mitigation through community-based structures

This case study explores the role that Savings and Internal Lending Communities (SILC) in Togo play in mitigating risks. The emerging experience in Togo suggests that community-based approaches are a promising consumer protection mechanism for Savings Groups. While the sustainability of SILC Committees is not yet clear, they have demonstrated the potential for Savings Groups to come together to make decisions, solve problems, and take collective action.

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