Feed the Future
This project is part of the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative.

Financial Inclusion

Poor people save, borrow, and make payments throughout their lives. But to use these services to their full potential—to protect their families and improve their lives—they need well-suited products delivered responsibly. Bringing this about requires attention to human and institutional issues, such as quality of access, affordability of products, provider sustainability, and outreach to the most excluded populations. Financial inclusion is a state in which all people who can use them have access to a full suite of quality financial services, provided at affordable prices, in a convenient manner, and with dignity for the clients. Financial services are delivered by a range of providers, most of them private, and reach everyone who can use them, including disabled, poor, and rural populations.