FinTech for financial inclusion

Founded in 2015, liwwa is a FinTech start-up that uses a hybrid marketplace and balance sheet lending platform to provide finance to un(der)served micro, small and medium-sized enterprises.

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Pioneering impact investing in small-scale fisheries

The Meloy Fund is the world’s first impact investment fund directly supporting small-scale, sustainable coastal fisheries in Indonesia and the Philippines.

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Visionfund, Ethiopia

Solomon Birhane Belachew is 50 years old and runs a small clothing business in Ethiopia. He took out a loan of 10,000 Ethiopian birr (approx. 310 euros) with Visionfund Ethiopia, a branch of the international microfinance institution Visionfund, to buy garments.

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InFrontier, Afghanistan

Insurance Corporation of Afghanistan (ICA) was Afghanistan’s first licensed private insurance company and is the market leader.

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Apollo Agriculture, Kenya

Apollo is a start-up based in Kenya, operating at the intersection of AgriTech and FinTech.

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Al Majmoua, Lebanon

Fatima is a Lebanese graphic designer who started her own business after having been an employee in the same field.

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Expanding financial inclusion in Myanmar

Myanmar’s history dates back 13,000 years to when people first settled in the valley of the Irrawaddy River. Throughout its long history, Myanmar has experienced many dynasties and kingdoms.

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