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Women’s World Banking is the global nonprofit devoted to giving more low-income women access to the financial tools and resources they require to build security and prosperity. For more than 35 years we have worked with financial institutions to show them the benefit of investing in women as customers, and as leaders. We continue to equip these institutions with in-depth market research, with sustainable financial products and consumer education to meet women’s needs.

Women are typically good clients and reinvest in their families and communities. Yet women remain an underserved market—so we equip financial institutions around the world to serve them. We perform market research to learn what financial products and information low-income women need, and develop innovative, practical ways for institutions to do business with women.


Women’s World Banking, Inc. is a non-profit corporation devoted to expanding the economic assets, participation, and power of low-income women and their households by helping them access financial services, knowledge, and markets. Women’s World Banking, Inc. is classified as a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. After nearly 40 years of work, in 2017 the U.S. operations of Stichting to Promote Women’s World Banking and Friends of Women’s World Banking have been consolidated and reconstituted under the entity Women’s World Banking, Inc., to increase Women’s World Banking’s efficiency and efficacy in deploying its resources.

Stichting to Promote Women’s World Banking (SWWB) will remain as an independent, international support organization incorporated in the Netherlands for the purpose of expanding the economic assets, participation, and power of low-income women. In 2018 SWWB will cease its U.S. operations as a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Friends of WWB/USA, Inc. (FWWB) is a non-profit corporation whose purpose is to support Women’s World Banking’s mission through the solicitation, receipt, and administration of grants and contributions on behalf of Women’s World Banking’s operating entity. In 2018 FWWB will cease its operations as a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

In the context of the aforementioned administrative reorganization, SWWB’s and FWWB’s assets and operations will be collectively administered by Women’s World Banking, Inc.

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