September 27, 2016 / Heather Krause, Christian Pennotti
Recently, we took a look at our data on community groups across 3 multi-country projects, to see what was most effective for women’s economic empowerment. The answer might surprise you: involve men, but put women in leadership.
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September 20, 2016 / Jason Lamb, SungAh Lee, Daniel Radcliffe
The unbanked people of the world are so much more than a population in need of help. They’re a potential customer base waiting to enter the formal economy—and push it to new heights.
March 28, 2016 / Leora Klapper
Mobile phone ownership gives women the ability to open a mobile phone-based bank account, an important gateway to financial independence.
January 25, 2016 / Neli Esipova, Leora Klapper, Liz Kellison
The benefits of having a bank account are well documented. People with accounts are better able to start businesses. Women who get paid into an account spend more money on their children's health and education.
October 10, 2015 / Bridget Kustin
How Islamic (micro)finance can help meet the financial needs of the poor
"Our desire to bring every good thing to our children is a force for good throughout the world. It’s what propels societies forward." —Melinda Gates
The Global Fund has helped to deliver more than 190 million bed nets to protect families from malaria.
"The world faces a clear choice. If we invest relatively small amounts, many more poor farmers will be able to feed their families." —Bill Gates, 2012 Annual Letter
"When it come to global health, Bill and I are optimists—but we're impatient optimists. Tremendous progress is being made. But there is still so much we're impatient to see done." —Melinda French Gates
In Senegal, 80% of households now have a bed net, helping the number of malaria cases there drop 50% in a single year.
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