The Story Of Sultana The famed University Road in Sargodha, Pakistan is where the city’s major commercial activity happens. It’s a location where any local business would spend anything to
COVID-19 in the DRC
The story of a FINCA DRC customer who transformed her seamstress business to make masks to support her community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Women’s financial inclusion takes center stage for International Women’s Day podcast
Women’s financial inclusion and access to finance was the topic of focus of a special IWD-themed podcast, as FINCA Impact Finance VP & Regional Director for the Middle East & South Asia, Zar Wardak, joined two other women leaders in the field of gender advocacy to discuss the ways access to finance empowers women around the world
FINCA Impact Finance International Women’s Day Panel 2020
Does providing women access to finance play an effective enough role in empowering women politically or is there another way forward?
Gender on the Agenda: Approaching diversity and inclusion with an eye towards the future
In 2018, FIF launched a diversity and inclusion (DI) strategy outlining 5 key pillars of focus for the company. These pillars emphasize an inclusive workplace, equal representation, equal opportunity, equal pay and increased outreach to women through specially-designed products and services.
Keeping the Promise of Financial Inclusion for Women
FINCA Impact Finance (FIF) subsidiaries are demonstrating that serving women can be a sound business strategy based on high-quality loans, lower costs and opportunities for sustainable growth. Recent innovations in products and service-delivery are building on FIF’s legacy of women-centered finance. Women have proven that they are responsible borrowers, diligent businesspeople and loyal customers.
Work and Meaning – Women Rocking Wallstreet with Andree Simon
On the latest episode of the financial podcast “Women Rocking Wall Street”, FINCA Impact Finance President & CEO Andree Simon had the chance to discuss the firm’s new women-centered ventures
Engaging with the private sector to empower women: What to Measure and How to Build the Business Case for Change
FINCA Afghanistan’s women-only bank branch is featured as a business case in a brief developed by the Arab Women’s Enterprise Fund (AWEF) for their AWEF Learning Series in partnership with The SEEP Network.
FINCA Kosovo: Business Loans for Women Support Entrepreneurship
FINCA Kosovo developed the Loan for Women Entrepreneurs in Business and Agribusiness specifically to help women grow and scale businesses. Since launching more than a year ago, the business loans for women have made positive social and commercial impacts, making the case for why financial institutions should emphasize outreach to women clients.
“Gender Bias is Still a Problem” in Fintech, Says Andrée Simon
In a recent interview with FinTekNews, FINCA Impact Finance President & CEO Andrée Simon discusses the unique challenges and opportunities facing women in the finance and fintech industries.
Caren Robb on Fintech and Financial Inclusion for Women
Despite increased financial access overall, the gender gap hasn’t changed much since 2014. And while fintech has potential to empower women, fintech and financial inclusion for women don’t necessarily go hand-in-hand. In a recent op-ed, Caren Robb discusses ways that financial institutions can promote gender-equitable financial inclusion and close the gender gap.