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A Child’s Right to Savings

A Childs Right to Savings

Gone are the days when the only financial education a child would receive was a piggy bank with a coin or two tucked through the slot. Now young people, even street kids, can have access to e-banking thanks to an award-winning social entrepreneur from India.

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Smallholder Diaries Open Doors to Financial Services

Smallholder Diaries Open Doors to Financial Services

Smallholder households, cultivating less than five acres, have financial needs that have been ignored until now, yet without this information, it’s tough for financial service providers to supply smallholders with services, such as mobile money.

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Why Finance is (and Always Has Been) an Important Sector for Impact Investors

Hand money

If you were asked to guess which sector attracted the biggest proportion of impact investment, which would you say it was? If you chose anything other than financial services, you guessed wrong. Impact investors have been enthusiastic backers of financial service businesses since the early days of social investing. In this blog, the first of a three-part series on impact investing in financial services, we explore the reasons why finance remains such an important sector for impact investors—and what their relationship means for the social investing sector today.

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