Differences in product awareness show that we need to look deeper at sub-segments among women if we want to achieve equality of financial access.
Opportunity International Awarded $2 Million Grant From Visa Foundation to Remove Barriers and Unlock Capital to Women-Led Business
The grant will allow Opportunity International to provide micro and small business loans, digital tools and specialized technical training to women-led small- and micro businesses in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Ghana, Nigeria and Uganda.
A recent FINCA survey of clients in DR Congo shows that women entrepreneurs are confined to the smallest, least profitable businesses. Getting a realistic picture of the obstacles women face helps prepare us for the task ahead of shifting the ground in women’s favor.
Formalizing Remittances for Forcibly Displaced People: Findings from the Democratic Republic of the Congo
The lifeline provided by remittances can help advance financial inclusion among vulnerable populations.