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Who is our customer

The Global Banking Alliance for Women (GBA) is a global consortium of financial institutions dedicated to supporting banks as they capture the opportunity of the Women’s Market. GBA members work in more than 135 countries to build innovative, comprehensive programs that deliver women the tools that they need to succeed, including access to capital, information, education and markets. Indirectly, this project will benefit FMO’s client banks, primarily in Africa and Asia.

What is our funding objective?

The aim of this project is to continue a successful relationship with the GBA, and to focus on African and Asian banks through the hosting of All Stars in Sri Lanka (March 2018) and South Africa (mid-2018). Furthermore, the need for peer mentoring is also high in the market, and hence FMO will support the mentoring program’s further roll-out and development. Finally, a portion of the grant will be allocated to the annual conferences.

Why do we fund this investment?

The project is of high strategic relevance given FMO’s increasing focus on reducing inequalities and gender equality. Furthermore, this project contributes directly to the development and the deployment of “gender lines”, that yield real impact on access to finance for female owned businesses.

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