Around the world, women are less likely than men to be reached by financial services. While, more than half a billion adults have gained financial access since 2014, the gender gap in financial inclusion remains unchanged at 9 percent, according to the World Bank’s 2017 Global Findex. In some countries, like Kosovo, that gap is much wider.
Through dedicated products and programs, FINCA Kosovo is working to bring more women into the financial fold. One such product is the Loan for Women Entrepreneurs in Business and Agribusiness. The product targets owners of small and medium enterprises to help them grow their businesses and become more profitable. Included with the loan is financial literacy and business training.