Advancing the full participation of girls and women is not only a matter of human rights; it is also a strategic global imperative.
YES Microfinance India (YMI)
In 2007, YES Bank Limited in partnership with ACCION International committed to create equal financial opportunities and enable financial inclusion by providing easy access to fairly-priced, transparent, and suitable financial products and services coupled by adequate financial education to un-banked and under-banked, low-income communities across urban and rural India. Now renamed YES Sampann (YS), the program stands out for its focus on urban poverty using individual lending methodology in a market that has largely been about group lending to rural women. The primary focus of the program will be on economically active, self-employed residents of urban Mumbai and the surrounding semi-urban and rural areas of the state of Maharashtra.
The 12th and final Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting has officially begun, with leaders from around the world gathering in New York City to celebrate a legacy of turning ideas into action—as well as …