A sample of our solutions:
HerVenture, a micro-learning app for women entrepreneurs in Vietnam, Indonesia, and Nigeria needing early-stage growth capital. The focus is on Access to Finance (A2F), Access to Skills, and Access to Networks—in the first year, we already have more than 15,000 users with a nearly perfect 5-star rating.
Road to Women’s Business Growth focuses on gender and cultural obstacles to finance, facilitating direct connections with FIs and combining the benefits of high-tech, self-paced eLearning with high-touch in-class instruction. We collaborated with Access Bank and Women’s World Banking to integrate bank staff and touchpoints throughout the solution. A longitudinal study by London School of Economics measured impressive results in terms of outcomes and impact, including:
- Business performance: Participants’ profits have grown on average by 31%.
- Financial literacy: 92% feel more confident interacting with financial institutions and other market actors
- Financial management: 92% (up 12%) keep business and household finances separated.
- Business control: 70% (+13%) showed a decline in others’ involvement in their business decision-making.
In collaboration with CGAP, we designed and developed a digital training solution to promote inclusion for the financially underserved, including women entrepreneurs. Our mobile solution was deployed successfully with 7+ financial institutions across Africa with the goal of replicating globally.
Our leadership team founded, designed, developed, and managed IFC’s SME Toolkit in 18 languages and 40 countries via 20+ financial institutions, reaching 30 million+ SMEs.
And we’re currently collaborating with the Government of Kazakhstan to design and implement a nationwide skills-building program for women entrepreneurs and SMEs.