How can customized and bundled digital financial services improve the lives of women micro and small entrepreneurs operating from open-air and cross-border markets? A case from Kenya
Our blog highlights the challenges that stop financial services providers from developing cheaper, long-term credit that can unlock productive credit for women micro and small entrepreneurs operating from open-air and cross-border markets in Kenya. It also examines solutions these financial services providers can employ to serve these women effectively.
Webinar series- Inspiration, Insights and Learning’ (I2L): Women-owned enterprises amid COVID-19: Strategies to support survival, revival, and recovery
MSC (MicroSave Consulting) conducted a webinar titled “Women-owned enterprises amid COVID-19: Strategies to support survival, revival, and recovery” on 22nd July, 2021. Click on the timestamps from the webinar stream to hear specific segments. You can also click on the image below to experience the complete webinar.
Digitizing the operations of MSMEs: A big step to strengthen their resilience
About 17% of businesses surveyed by MSC in India, Indonesia, Kenya, and the Philippines have closed due to local restrictions and low demand for goods and services. Meanwhile, micro and small enterprises (MSEs) in the informal sector fared worse. Digitization brings ample opportunities to MSMEs. More from this blog.
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.