What Women Say About Microfinance

Insights from the 2022 & 2023 60dB MFI index

This report offers an in-depth look at the impact of microfinance and financial services on women's financial resilience, access to finance, and on their businesses and households. The report supports the hypothesis that lending to women pays higher dividends. The 60 Decibels data shows that with access to microfinance, women now have greater financial acumen, more prosperous households, and better-resourced businesses.

These insights are based on phone interviews with 50,229 clients globally, of which 66 percent (32,713 clients) are women - aligned with the global population of women microfinance clients.

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