Microfinance plays an important role in extending access to financial services to the un-banked and under-banked. As the sector continues to develop and mature, it is important to support Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) with financing as well as promoting capacity building and transparency across the sector.
What we’re doing to help
We support the long-term sustainability of the microfinance sector by helping our MFI clients access capital markets and integrate with the formal financial sector.
We provide technical assistance on risk management and support initiatives to promote greater transparency such as the Microfinance Social Performance Report in India and reporting platforms such as Mix Market.
In 2015, we provided USD271.6 million in financing to MFIs, impacting more than 1.8 million people.
Here are some examples of our impact in the sector
Supporting our MFI clients
We commissioned a report to look at how we can better support the social performance of our MFI clients.
We support agencies who help people like Carolyne start and grown their business.
Access to finance
We're committed to developing products and services that improve access to finance.
Environmental and social risk
We manage the environmental, social & governance risks that come with our financing decisions.