Microfinance

We aim to provide financial products to help our clients reach individuals who lack access to banking services.

 

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 

Financing projects in NigeriaSupporting our MFI clients 

We commissioned a report to look at how we can better support the social performance of our MFI clients. 

Find out the results

What’s next?

Supporting microfinance

We support agencies who help people like Carolyne start and grown their business.

Read Carolyne's story

Access to finance

We're committed to developing products and services that improve access to finance.

About access to finance

Environmental and social risk

We manage the environmental, social & governance risks that come with our financing decisions.

How we finance

Sustainability Summary

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We focus on contributing to sustainable economic and social development.

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