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Latin America and the Caribbean Leaders Look to Digital & Women for Sustainable Recovery

High-level representatives from Latin America and the Caribbean noted that digital means continued to offer alternative modes for countries to achieve their financial inclusion goals and reach worst-impacted groups.

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Apply for the 2021 Fintech Innovation Challenge by 11 June!

Women’s World Banking’s Fintech Innovation Challenge provides a global stage to highlight fintech innovations focused on building women's security and prosperity in the face of global inequalities.

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Fintech Lender Amartha Bags $28M From Women's World Banking to Fund Indonesia's Microentrepreneurs

WWB Capital Partners II is the second gender-lens investment fund established by Women’s World Banking aiming to close the gender gap by investing in high-performing financial service providers that serve low-income women.

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WEE-DiFine Initiative: Request for Proposals for Small Grants up to $50,000

Based at the BRAC Institute of Governance and Development in Bangladesh, the Initiative supports rigorous research projects exploring this theme in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.

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IFC, Banco Daycoval Support Smaller Businesses, Including Those Owned by Women, in Brazil

The financing package consists of $130 million from IFC's own-account and a $270 million syndicated loan from a group of 10 banks.

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SEEP Selects Innovation Fund Recipients to Support Gender-Intentional COVID-19 Response Efforts

The awards support innovative COVID-19 response and recovery efforts related to savings groups, in the areas of women’s livelihoods, voice and leadership, violence against women, digital savings groups and more.

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IFC, SANAD, BIO, Symbiotics Announce Loan to KCB Bank Kenya for Green Projects, SMEs

The loan aims to help the bank increase lending for climate-friendly projects and to smaller businesses, especially those owned by women.

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Banque Populaire Launches Microfinance Program for Moroccan Women

The announcement came on International Women’s Day, a worldwide celebration of womanhood and femininity and a focal point in the global movement for women’s rights.

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African Development Bank Provides $320,535 to Mainstream Gender in Economic Community of West African States' Digital Financial Operations

The funds will support a gender gap analysis of several West African Monetary Agency strategies including those for financial inclusion; gender disaggregation data analytics; digital payment services and infrastructure; and digital identity.  

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Indonesia Startup Bags $50M for Lending to Rural Women

Amartha will use the funds from US-based Lendable to encourage women micro entrepreneurs.