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Incorporated in 2008,

Ayani is an international development consulting firm

specializing in inclusive finance

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 .