Women-Centered Finance with Education

By the Numbers

  

CURRENT PORTFOLIO AS OF MARCH 31, 2017:

 

36 Percent of Total Invested Capital
21 Partners 

 

CUMULATIVE AS OF MARCH 31, 2017:

 

$94M Capital Deployed
49 Partners
2.1M Lives Impacted

 

CALENDAR YEAR 2016:

 

$16.8M Capital Deployed
21 Partners
1,791,026 Clients
92% Female Clients
1,009,752 Borrowers
$781 Average Loan Size
735,495 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.