90% of Rwanda’s refugees are viable potential clients for financial services because they have livelihood profiles that support the need for a range of financial services ~ Daryl Collins

Finance's Helping Hand: Making Refugees Self Sufficient

The world’s refugee camps are often home to displaced entrepreneurs who set up small enterprises, driving the business case for financial services. But getting providers to take notice is a tough call, exacerbated by problems of access and identity.

James King reports on how BFA and other organizations: FSD Africa, UNHCR, IFC, IRC, the Omidyar Network, Leaf Global Fintech and Equity Bank are using different approaches to facilitate access to financial services for refugees.

Originally published in The Banker.


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