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


While poor people often improve their financial positions with microcredit, they easily fall back into poverty as soon as they face a financial crisis such as the death of a breadwinner, payment of essential health care costs, or the loss of productive assets. Microinsurance can help low-income households better manage the many risks they face and protect their gains. Unlike microcredit, which initially depended on donors to bring significant pools of funds to develop, maintain and expand microfinance institutions, microinsurance is being pushed by the commercial insurance industry and has been expanding and evolving rapidly.