Profiles

Fostering financial inclusion for the world’s underbanked remains at the heart of MicroVest’s work. We are diligent about selecting and investing in Responsible Financial Institutions “RFIs” that can provide financial services to this community in the most sustainable, scalable and ethical manner. The institutions and end borrowers profiled below are proof of responsible lending in action and prove our thesis worthwhile.

Any specific RFI profiled on the website are provided for educational purposes only and may not represent all of the portfolio holdings and it should not be assumed that investments in the RFI identified and discussed were or will be profitable. The RFIs profiled were selected based on their financial inclusion and impact with no reference to amount of profits or losses, realized or unrealized.

Impact Narratives

India

Closing the Financial Inclusion Gap for Women in Rural India

Sonata Finance (India) Of the 1.7 billion unbanked adults worldwide, an estimated 190 million live in India—making the country home to the world’s second largest unbanked population, behind China.[1] With an already low female work-force participation rate of 27%, women account for more than 60% of India’s un-banked. Even among women with a bank account,…

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