Commitment to Action

Banking on Change

Commitment by

Barclays PLC

In 2008, Barclays, CARE International UK, and Plan UK committed to forming the Banking on Change partnership to improve the quality of life for poor people in Africa, Asia, and South America by extending and developing access to basic financial services. Using a community-led savings model, this work will enable individuals in local communities to join together in self-governing groups to save regularly and access small loans from a group fund. With this three-year, $16 million commitment, partners aim to provide approximately 400,000 people with access to finance.

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Commitment

Accelerating Access to Financial Services

Launched

2008

Est. Duration

4 years

Region

Africa, Asia, Latin America & Caribbean

Countries

Kenya, Egypt, Zambia, Mozambique, Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana, Nigeria, India, Vietnam, Indonesia, Peru, Brazil

Commitment by

Barclays PLC

Partner(s)

Plan International, Care International, Accenture LLP