Community-Based Microfinance for Orphans and Vulnerable Children: Literature Review

  • Date Posted: July 1, 2016
  • Authors: Andrew Meaux
  • Organizations: International Rescue Committee
  • Document Types: Evidence or Research, Evaluation, Other
  • Donor Type: Non-US Government Agency

This review presents a synthesis of the literature on the impact of community-based microfinance approaches on the well-being of vulnerable children and youth, with a specific focus on orphans and vulnerable children (OVC). It aims to collect, organize, and assess evidence for economic strengthening (ES) activities and to inform practice in significant ways.