Improving access to finance for women-owned businesses in India
The total formal financing gap for women enterprises in India is 73 percent of the total demand. Strikingly 90 percent of the women-owned enterprises in India rely on informal sources of finance just not for seed capital but also for working capital requirements.
This report focusses on The Agent Network Accelerator programme which aims at increasing global understanding of how to build and manage sustainable cash-in/cash-out (CICO) networks in poor communities, and across broad geographies.
Commissioned by IFC, MicroSave conducted the “South Asia Deposit Assessment” studies among poor in Sri Lanka. The study provides direction and enables financial institutions to offer tailored products for low income people.