Evaluating the Long-Term Effects of Participation in Village Savings and Loans Associations on Social, Psychological, and Economic Outcomes for Survivors of Sexual Violence in the DRC

As part of this study, a secondary data analysis was conducted during the inception period. The purpose of this analysis was to better understand the potential differential impacts of Village Savings and Loans Associations on social functioning, mental health, and stigma and to inform the decision about continuation of the longer term follow-up study.

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