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Village Banking

Savings Groups, Mobile Phones And A New Solution For Rural Women

Lisa Kienzle | Posted 08.26.2014 | Impact
Lisa Kienzle

For the rural poor -- especially women -- accessing formal financial services is nearly impossible. Few have formal identification needed to open an account; others lack a stable job or collateral needed for a loan.

Big City, Big Dreams

Suzanne Skees | Posted 04.11.2014 | Small Business
Suzanne Skees

Feeling like she's always running in circles, Anali runs a small weaving microbusiness, studies accounting at university, and cares for her partner and daughter at home. She left her rural village and is already banking on a brighter future for herself and her kids.