In honour of International Women's Day, discover how four Scale2Save partners are empowering women and reducing the financial inclusion gender gap in Africa:
>> First City Monument Bank (FCMB) in Nigeria
>> Postbank in Kenya
>> FINCA in Uganda
>> LAPO Microfinance Bank in Nigeria
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BRUSSELS, 8 March 2021 - International Women's Day presents an opportunity for Scale2Save and its partners to showcase their stories. That includes how partners serve and empower women through their projects.
Scale2Save project partners have provided Scale2Save with stories to be shared on the day as part of the programme's aims to raise awareness around the need to mobilise savings among – and strengthen the resilience of – low-income populations. That includes financially excluded women.
There is interest from governments, NGOs and international bodies to learn more about how financial institutions address the needs of women. For example, financial inclusion is featured as a target in eight Sustainable Development Goals.