Ayani takes its name from the Yoruba word meaning "to overcome" or "to grow from seed",
reflecting the firm's focus on empowering people worldwide to overcome barriers and
enhance their livelihoods , improve their living standards and spark broader economic growth .
Ayani and its global team provide technical and strategic support to increase access to inclusive financial services in emerging economies
especially among underserved groups such as small businesses , women and smallholder farmers .