Women-Centered Finance with Education

By the Numbers

  

CURRENT PORTFOLIO:

 

$29M Capital Deployed
20 Partners 

 

CUMULATIVE AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2016:

 

$93.7M Capital Deployed
48 Partners
2.1M Lives Impacted

 

CALENDAR YEAR 2015:

 

$7,681,139 Capital Deployed
17 Partners
825,053 Clients
61% Rural Clients
88% Female Clients
640,865 Borrowers
$669 Average Loan Size
499,685 Individuals Trained

Building Economic Resilience:

An estimated 2 billion adults lack access to formal financial services and the unbanked are disproportionately female, with 42 percent of women worldwide living without access to a bank account. Global Partnerships aims to empower women living in poverty by investing in microfinance institutions (MFIs) that deliver credit and savings plus education.

 

Who is Served?
The target demographic is female micro-entreprenuers living on less than $3.10/day.

What is Delivered?
• Small-to-medium size workingcapital loans, often delivered through the village bank
• Access to savings
• Education covering topics such as basic financial literacy,health, nutrition, business, and money management

Why is it Impactful?
Household resilience improves because women are agents of change. With access to financial services and education they are able to:
• Make more informed decisions
• Smooth household income and consumption
• Build assets
• Better deal with health and economic shocks

How is it Sustained?
The interest rate charged for the loan is used to cover the marginal cost of education delivery.