Weekly Stories: What’s Happening in Financial Inclusion

  1. Melinda Gates spoke at the World Economic Forum on the importance of financial inclusion for women, who tend to invest savings back into their families.

  2. Barclays UK rolled out p2p Twitter payments with the Pingit app.

  3. Guardian, the first microfinance institution devoted exclusively to water and sanitation, aims to improve community health in rural India.

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  4. A microloan helped this Paraguayan family jumpstart a guitar-making business after 100 years of working for others. They even opened the country’s first school for crafting instruments.

  5. The Center for Financial Inclusion released a 37-page report, “Aging and Financial Inclusion: An Opportunity,” that addresses the unique challenges seniors face in accessing financial services.

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