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IFC Financing of up to $100 M to Sudameris Supports the Expansion of Access to Credit for SMEs in Paraguay, with a Focus on Women-owned Enterprises

The loan will increase access to finance for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Paraguay, which in turn will have a positive impact on job creation and the economic recovery from the effects caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change.

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UNCDF Collaborates With IBM on Digital Futures to Address Digital Skills Gap

The global collaboration will feature IBM SkillsBuild to deliver digital learning to women and youth.

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In Conversation With Mary Ellen Iskenderian: Championing Inclusive Finance to Empower Women

In her recently released book, Mary Ellen Iskenderian, President and CEO of Women’s World Banking, provides a comprehensive look at why women’s financial inclusion matters.

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ABC Fund Lends $3M to Finamiga to Fund 5K Vehicle, Agricultural Loans for Women in Colombia

Finamiga plans to use the wholesale loan to fund 4,000 retail agricultural loans and 1,000 motorcycle loans.

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IFC’s First Investment in an NBFI in the Philippines to Support Women-Owned Small Businesses, Drive Post-COVID Recovery

The funding will allow Esquire, a market leader in the unsecured small and medium enterprises loan segment, to grow its loan portfolio and better serve women-owned SMEs during and after the global pandemic.

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Strategic Impact Advisors Launch a New Digital Financial Literacy Campaign

This learning content, made up of 22 short lessons, is open and available for use and adaptation by anyone, anywhere.

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Deadline Extended to 8 May: UNESCAP Call for Expressions of Interest to Unlock Investment Capital for Women Entrepreneurs

Deadline to submit applications is ongoing, with priority given to eligible institutions that submit before 8 May 2022.

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NanoPay's Aliada Digital Card: The First Fintech Solution Product for Women in Mexico

Officially launched in mid-March 2022, the Aliada Digital Card is available to all Mexican women over the age of 18 who wish to start or improve their credit history or continue exploring new forms of financing.

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The European Microfinance Award Applications Now Open for EUR 100,000 Prize!

The European Microfinance Award (EMA) is a prestigious annual award with EUR 100,000 for the winner and EUR 10,000 for the two runners-up, to promote financial inclusion initiatives and highlight their innovating contribution in a particular area to the development of the sector.