Community Bank

Community Banking in South Sudan

Across South Sudan, many communities lack access to banks and financial services of any kind.

Beginning with a savings group model, Five Talents has helped to establish three community owned banks and branches in South Sudan, serving thousands of residents with access to secure savings, opportunities for business development, and emergency loans. This video highlights the opening of South Sudan Community Bank in Kuajok.

Learn more about community savings in South Sudan.

What Community Banking Means for the Poorest Communities

Over 2 billion adults around the world are unbanked. Community banks create opportunity and bring stability to vulnerable communities who may otherwise not have access to any financial services. 

Five Talents helps to establish savings groups and community banks in some of the most remote and marginalized areas of the world. Even the poorest members of a society can own shares in a community bank. In this video, Programs Director, Suzanne Middleton, reflects on the latest community bank in Kuajok, South Sudan.

Learn more about how community savings creates economic opportunity for the poor.