What Comes Next

Over two billion adults still do not have access to financial services. These unbanked consist predominantly of women (1.1 billion), the poor and those living in remote rural areas.

But digital technology now makes the provision of financial services to rural women feasible. The Digital Inclusion for Women’s Empowerment program (DIWE) will build off the knowledge gained from UNCDF’s MicroLead (ML) and MicroLead Expansion (MLE) programmes to expand last mile financing to rural women, leveraging digital technology, informal community groups, and linkages with digital financial service providers (DFSPs) to reach the “last mile.”

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