Financial inclusion is not an end in itself, but an enabler of other positive financial, economic and social outcomes for groups historically excluded from financial and other services. This diagnostic focuses specifically on women’s financial inclusion in rural areas, including demand-side challenges and customer needs often experienced by women more
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In this podcast, Veronica Karpoich, Project Manager at Women’s World Banking discusses Women’s World Banking’s progress in closing the gap of financial access for one of the most challenging segments to reach, rural women.
From Cairo to Bucaramanga and Back: Lessons in Client-Centric Innovation for Women’s Financial Inclusion
An exposure visit to Colombia unveiled Fundación delamujer’s client-centric approach toward innovating for the women’s market.
Our Chief Product Development Officer wrote a piece on serving rural women sustainably with financial services for the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations.
Read the recap of the webinar hosted by The World Bank’s Agrifin Facility, featuring our Chief Product Development Officer Anna Gincherman.
The International Day of Rural Women was established by the General Assembley in 2007, and this year was celebrated on the October 15. Over the past few years, MI-BOSPO has marked this day by organizing trade fairs with our clients and members of the Women’s in Business Network.
Highlights from Eyad Nino’s (Microfund for Women, Jordan) “Ask Me Anything” on Women’s World Banking’s exclusive online Leadership Community.
Why is it important to serve low-income rural women with individual lending products? In this one-pager, we provide a brief summary of our product development approach and an example of a successful product rollout.Modify your meta description by editing it right here
Women’s World Banking CFO Michael Mohr meets rural women clients in Colombia and doffs his finance cap to understand risk and success in micro-agribusiness.
One of the key takeaways from our recent workshop on serving rural women is the importance of partnerships in providing for all the business needs of this market.
Women’s World Banking convened institutions and organizations invested in serving rural women to discuss the successes and challenges of developing an innovative, responsible, and sustainable approach to serving clients in rural areas.
Women’s World Banking helped network member institutions in Latin America develop loans that meet rural women’s needs and deepen inclusion for the rural market.
Women’s World Banking worked with three network member institutions to develop financial products for women in Latin America.
Women’s World Banking believes that in order to serve women well, we must understand the social, cultural and political context in which they live and the distinct financial needs that they face. And while women’s experiences and needs vary, from the Middle East to South Asia, one common finding is this: women’s work – both domestic and income-generating – is undervalued, if not completely disregarded, especially in rural communities across the world.
Brazil network member Banco da Familia was mentioned in an article about an agricultural expo in the country: “Expolages 2013 apresenta novidades durante lançamento”
Using Uganda as a case study, Women’s World Banking set out to better understand the needs of rural women and to use the research and lessons learned there to make recommendations on the design and delivery of microfinance products within Uganda and throughout sub-Saharan Africa.