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Why Microfinance Loans Have Such High Rates

Why Microfinance Loans Have Such High Rates

People who know me, know I am extremely passionate about microfinance. I love the doors it opens for individuals, I love the way it can help develop a community, and I love the way this system creates financial institutions that transcend income bracket. I firmly...
Economically Empowering Women

Economically Empowering Women

Last month I discussed the gender gap on my blog, and I realized that it might be helpful to write a blog breaking down the importance of economically empowering women to accompany it. Rather than just saying the gender gap is a problem, it might be easier to develop...
The Unbanked Issue

The Unbanked Issue

On the global spectrum, there have been long-standing problems with adults who don’t have their own bank accounts be it due to a lack of accessibility, need or otherwise. For many, as a result of the ‘financial exclusivity’ associated with much of banking, the...

International Women’s Day 2018

On March 8th, I am hosting an event in Abuja to commemorate this year’s International Women’s Day. I look forward to engaging on the long-term issues surrounding women and evolving our understanding of the empowered woman as it pertains to sustainable business and...
How Blockchain is Building a Better World

How Blockchain is Building a Better World

Blockchain is one buzzword that doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. Aside from the profits its stimulated for many investors, blockchain creates an opportunity to not just impact Wall Street, but the world. You see, “Financial inclusion is considered to be...
How Gas is Shifting Gears in Africa

How Gas is Shifting Gears in Africa

Africa, more specifically Nigeria, faces a transition. After a record high year for crude oil exports, studies show that the nonrenewable resource’s reserves are dwindling. As reporter Zainab Calcuttawala said, “Nigeria will run out of its prized oil reserves in the...
Taking a Customer Centric Approach to Finance

Taking a Customer Centric Approach to Finance

Given that microfinance is rooted in financial inclusion, it would seem evident that since most financial institutions structure their business around the customer, so would microfinance. As Rahil Rangwala says, “Financial organizations are successful because they are...

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