Increased Access to Finance for Female Entrepreneurs

¼ of the world’s women lack access to financial services. This is one of the major barriers facing women entrepreneurs in marginalised communities across the world.

In many African countries, financial systems are designed by and for men. Increased focus on female entrepreneurs will expand the market for financial services while improving the lives of women and their communities.

If we don’t take time to understand the female entrepreneurs, we will lose out of a lot of untapped power

Ms Silwamba, Head of Retail Cavmont Bank Zambia

According to research from the Bank of New York Mellon, giving women better access to finance could unlock $330 billion in annual global revenue.

How Norfund contribute to increased financial inclusion: