CARE International in Lao PDR held a training of trainers on CARE’s Village Savings and Loans Association (VSLA) model in Dakcheung District, Sekong Province. The four-day training was joined by CARE project staff and government partners from relevant departments who are working to strengthen and improve the capacities of women and local communities. The training taught participants to establish women’s VSLA groups at the village level and train local women leaders to effectively manage the groups in order to improve women’s access to financial systems and enhance their leadership and management skills, and their roles in public life.