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Twenty Years of Women's Financial Inclusion

Gayle Gatchalian | Posted 09.17.2015 | Impact
Gayle Gatchalian

The types of financial services that low-income women are able to access have also changed. In 1995, we were still promoting the idea that low-income women entrepreneurs were optimal loan clients. Today, financial institutions are offering savings, microinsurance, digital financial services to rural families, women who work in factories, and women who run larger businesses.

Small Loans Mean Big Opportunities for Women in the Philippines

Maura Hart | Posted 07.16.2015 | Impact
Maura Hart

As small business owners in the Philippines, these women often do not qualify for traditional loans and other commercial banking services. They look to nonprofit financial institutions like Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation (NWTF) for financial services that are specifically designed to help them build their businesses.

Bank on Her: 5 Women Prove Why They Belong in the Formal Financial System

Maura Hart | Posted 05.29.2015 | Impact
Maura Hart

A woman who has a bank account can take care of herself and her family and change her future. By giving women equal access to loans, savings accounts and insurance, they are better able to invest in their future and their family's future. So how can banks be convinced to serve low-income women? Here are five women, accessing five different financial tools specifically designed for their needs. Each woman is showing us why we should bank on her.

CGI Should Recognize The Little Guy

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 11.28.2011 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

Last week, the world's super achievers convened in New York for three days to celebrate their shared global citizenship as well as their accomplishmen...