UNCDF Launches Capital Pathways Platform to Bridge the Finance Gap for Frontier Markets of Today & Tomorrow
The platform is intended to scale pathways to capital in support of sustainable finance, specifically for the world’s frontier markets of today and the growth markets of tomorrow.
A new regional platform will help financial institutions resolve their non-performing loans in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Romania, and Serbia, freeing up capital for new lending.
The move is expected to boost digital payment acceptance at small and micro enterprises in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, and other key markets in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Users can quickly connect to Paysend’s global payments network and instantly and cost-effectively send funds to 25 countries and currencies seven days per week, 365 days per year.
VEON’s Mobilink Microfinance Bank Promotes Financial Inclusion and Supports Farmers with Programmes to Drive Economic Prosperity in Pakistan
The three Mobilink Microfinance Bank initiatives include low-cost 4G handsets for customers bundled with the bank’s digital banking application, e-commerce services for female entrepreneurs, and an agriculture advisory service for farmers in Pakistan.
The investment will allow the bank to strengthen its lending operations for women-owned micro, small, and medium enterprises in the underserved regions of the country.
The three-year project aims to eliminate barriers in access to finance for young entrepreneurs, create income generation opportunities and promote financial inclusion and growth.
Under this agreement, Karandaaz has committed a grant to FINCA Microfinance Bank Pakistan for initiating and running an exploration program that will help FINCA design gender-sensitive products and communication strategy with the aim of reducing the gender gap.