Providing financial services to the poor

Case study

Improving Access to Financial Services in Poor Communities: Introducing the Graduation Microfinance Model in The Gambia, 2015–2018

Across The Gambia, many people lack access to basic financial services that would allow them to borrow and save money. The problem is particularly prevalent in rural areas, where very few banks have branches, and as a result, most rural dwellers—particularly women—remain unbanked.