03 May THAT’S HOW WAS OUR PARTICIPATION IN THE FINANCIAL EDUCATION FORUM IN HONDURAS
On April 26th, we participated in the forum: Financial Education, a path towards gender equality, carried out in Tegucigalpa and organized by the Red de Microfinancieras de Honduras (REDMICROH), with the support of the Banco Centroamericano de Integración Económica (BCIE), which is part of the activities of the DINAMICA initiative, which seeks to strengthen the business ecosystem for micro and small business and promote their access to financial services at the regional level. This initiative is sponsored by the European Union and the German Financial Cooperation (KFW).
At the event, which aimed to promote financial education for micro and small business clients – and especially women entrepreneurs-, the need to strengthen the habit of saving and the importance of incorporating technology into financial education were discussed.
In this space of exchange of successful experiences, we introduced the presentation: Technological tools to generate financial skills, promote savings and motivate income creation in low-income populations, which was given by Any Reyes, representative of Fundación Capital in Honduras.
There we presented the results of the implementation of LISTA in Honduras, where more than 34,000 people have been trained between 2017 and 2018; and 25,296 of them are women. Achieving this goal has been possible thanks to the support of 750 women community leaders trained in 37 different areas municipalities in 12 departments across the country. These results demonstrate that LISTA brought a significant change, as more than 65% of the participants have had a positive increase in their rate of financial capabilities.
Our presentation culminated with a message on the importance of financial inclusion as a means to contribute to women’s economic empowerment, as well as on the need to articulate the population with public policies, the financial system, and the regulatory framework to further promote it.