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Three Actions to Expand Women’s Financial Inclusion in the Midst of COVID-19

International Women's Forum member Mary Ellen Iskenderian, President & CEO of Women’s World Banking, shares three key points for expanding women’s financial inclusion in response to the impact of the ongoing pandemic.

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IEIN Seeking Collaborators to Establish Market Linkages for Self-Help Groups

The aim of the project is to support SHGs by providing them with business training, production skills and marketing information to empower rural women to adopt non-agricultural means of earning a sustainable livelihood.

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Facebook Launches Financial Education Initiative for Women-Led Businesses in Pakistan

Facebook is expanding its women-empowerment focused initiative, SheMeansBusiness, to bolster the financial inclusion and resiliency of women-led businesses in Pakistan. 

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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.