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7,258 NEW SAVINGS ACCOUNTS IN HONDURAS

Did you know that 7,258 more participants of the Bono Vida Mejor (BVM) program now receive their conditional cash transfers via their new savings accounts? This is thanks to the work of the government of Honduras in advancing the financial inclusion of all BVM participants. During...

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APPTITUDE IN PARAGUAY: CAPACITY BUILDING WITH FAMILIES IN EXTREME POVERTY

Last month, Paraguay launched a new, tablet-based training program for 9,000 families participating in  Sembrando Oportunidades Familia por Familia (Sowing Opportunities Family by Family). This training process, based on the “Graduation” approach, is possible thanks to the support provided by the Ministry of Agriculture and...

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A SUCCESSFUL PILOT FOR LISTA COMES TO ITS END IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

LISTA, one of our top methodologies for the development of financial capabilities, and which was recently evaluated in an RCT,  has recently launched in the Dominican Republic. Thanks to a joint effort between the Government of the Dominican Republic and Fundación Capital, a pilot project...

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TOWARDS A NATIONAL STRATEGY FOR FINANCIAL INCLUSION IN GUATEMALA

Do you know what a National Strategy for Financial Inclusion is (ENIF, by its Spanish acronym)? The ENIF is a policy tool for governments to promote financial inclusion, through the articulation of multiple actions. These kinds of strategies seek to build more decentralized and inclusive...

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CAN MONEY REALLY GROW ON TREES?

What happens when you let run free the imaginations of a group of young, creative students, eager to change the world? We partnered with students studying design at the Universidad de los Andes (University of the Andes, one of the top universities in Colombia) and...

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BEHIND THE SCENES: MAKING OF THE MVP

As we described in a recent blog post on Next Billion, we are in the process of redesigning some of our digital tools to respond to the needs and contexts of Tanzania, Africa. These tools, which focus on financial education and empowerment, are currently being...

FROM CHALLENGE TO OPPORTUNITY: DIGITAL SOLUTIONS TO REACH IMPACT & SCALE

Information & Communication Technologies (ICT) have reshaped our world, and are tools with a great potential for the development field. ICTs can facilitate access to information, knowledge and experience; give a voice to those who are traditionally excluded or live in poverty; and generate networks...

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STRENGTHENING LIVELIHOODS WORKSHOP

For two days, Fundación Capital, with the support of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) brought together experts from Latin America and Africa to share their experiences in Financial Inclusion and Social Protection. The event was held on November 1st and 2nd in Maputo,...

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SAVINGS PROMOTION WORKSHOPS IN PARAGUAY

In Paraguay, Sembrando Oportunidades Familia por Familia (Sowing Opportunities Family by Family), supported by Fundación Capital, has as one of its principal components the promotion of savings. In October, the international month of savings, participants of the program received a variety of training and capacity...

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BETTER TOGETHER: THE POWER OF SAVINGS GROUPS FOR FINANCIAL INCLUSION

Financial inclusion: from access to usage In developing countries, over half of working adults (2 billion) do not have access to basic financial services inhibiting their ability to save, invest and plan for the future. In 2015, a call for action to achieve “Universal Financial Access...