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African Guarantee Fund and Kenya Women Microfinance Bank Ink Deal to Strengthen Women's Access to Finance

African Guarantee Fund (AGF) has signed a Sh725 million ($5.37 million) risk-sharing partnership agreement with the Kenya Women Microfinance Bank  (KWFT).

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Philippines: Community Bank Champions Women’s Empowerment Through Financial Inclusion

Since adopting the UN Sustainable Development Goals as part of its sustainability framework in 2010, BDO has reported that 66 percent of its micro, small, and medium enterprises clients for BDONB are women-owned as of 2022.

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Nigeria: ANWBN, Unity Bank Support 90 Female Groups on Financial Inclusion

The Association of Nigerian Women Business Network has partnered with Unity Bank Plc to reach over 90 women’s groups across Nigeria to unveil the Yanga account in Abuja.

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Afghanistan: World Bank, ARTF Support Access to Finance for Small Businesses, Women’s Economic Inclusion with $16M Grant

The grant will support the Empowering Microfinance and Enterprises for Resilience and Growth (EMERGe) Project and will be provided directly to the Aga Khan Foundation USA.

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BIGD Releases Two Requests for Research Proposals on Women’s Economic Empowerment

Both WEE-Connect and WEE-DiFine are currently accepting proposals for rigorous research studies based in Sub Saharan Africa, South Asia, and Southeast Asia.

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Kenya and Tanzania Launch Project to Boost Financial Inclusion

Kenya and Tanzania on Friday launched a project in partnership with the African Confederation of Cooperative Savings and Credit Associations to boost financial inclusion in the two countries.

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Financial Inclusion: Report Seeks More Fintechs’ Investment in Women

According to the report, by using business strategies informed by analyzing sex-disaggregated data, fintech firms could capitalize on the women’s market while contributing to greater financial inclusion for women.

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The BBVAMF Fosters Support for Vulnerable Women During the United Nations CSW 68

Latin American ministers and experts on women and development have shared solutions to speed up gender equality in an event organized by the BBVA Microfinance Foundation.

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Invest in Women: UNCDF's Gender Strategy 2022-2025

What “Investing in Women” means in a practical sense involves capabilities around deploying gender-lensed investment tools in real economies to advance women’s economic empowerment, notably in the world’s most challenging geographies.

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ILO and KfW Join Forces to Empower Iraqi Small and Medium Enterprises and Foster Inclusive Growth

A new joint program will work to unlock access to sustainable finance, especially for young and women entrepreneurs.