We create and incubate breakthrough solutions to the daily problems of poverty, which, at their core, promote women’s economic empowerment. These solutions provide financial, agricultural and health services for poor and rural women and families. Our solutions typically include technology applications and new business models designed to strengthen partner organizations for the long-term, large-scale delivery of these solutions.
Farmers make up 70% of the world’s poorest people. Women--who produce the bulk of food--are particularly locked out of access to credit, training, markets and land ownership. Our dynamic use of mobile technology, farmer field agents, and strategic partners enable farmers to build resilience, connect to markets and earn more.
Two billion people lack access to formal financial services, and the majority of the unbanked are women. Women are also considerably less likely than men to own a mobile phone or access digital financial services. We work with women, poor communities and organizations to develop financial solutions that help people invest in small businesses, build savings, manage risk and plan ahead.
For millions of people, a health crisis is also a financial crisis, plunging them more deeply in to poverty. We develop solutions that strengthen the access of women and families to health services, through health financing and education, and partnerships that breakthrough barriers to health in underserved communities.
Ending poverty requires a global movement of organizations working together. We have developed a suite of products and services to help like-minded organizations be even more effective, whether in remote field operations or at the back-end of reporting systems.