A correlation between poverty and exclusion from financial services has been established in numerous studies, which is why the topic warrants the attention of those preoccupied with social and economic development issues.
Financial inclusion is about much more than access to credit; all people should have the right to access financial services just as they are entitled to water, education and other basic services. Institutions capable of delivering critical services and financial education though sustainable business models need proper support in order to reach the most under-served people. This is where impact investing fits in.
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