An inclusive financial system provides people, particularly in disadvantaged communities, with access to essential financial services and allows individuals to meet their consumer, household, and business needs. Limited access to formal financial services continues to hinder the financial stability of over 3 billion people around the world. Microfinance institutions play a pivotal role in reducing this access gap, helping people meet their everyday financial needs and encouraging economic growth. By investing in microfinance, we help improve the lives of individuals and families regardless of where they live.
While the microfinance market has matured and can often access capital from traditional sources, we believe that there are still ways our capital can increase financial inclusion for people living in poverty through innovations that leverage existing platforms. We invest in microfinance institutions and networks that engage in innovation in 1) financial products, 2) services and processes, which can include credit, insurance, payment systems, savings, and 3) financial education.
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