Women's Financial Inclusion
Women and girls face unique and persistent challenges to economic empowerment. Whether overt or tacit, many women and girls are denied access and agency to take up financial and nonfinancial services that could profoundly improve the livelihoods, coping mechanisms and lives of themselves and their families. Ayani recognizes the stark contrast between the significant contribution that women make to emerging economies, and their access to finance, non-financial services and basic opportunities for business growth.
As a women-owned firm with a keen awareness of the access and agency challenges faced by women in emerging economies, Ayani also maintains a special commitment to advancing female entrepreneurs’ access to finance, linking them to skill-building initiatives and advancing their opportunities to thrive in economic markets. Ayani's efforts to help bridge the gender gap have included: