Women's World Banking (WWB) was conceived during the first United Nation's World Conference on Women held in Mexico City in 1975. At that meeting ten visionary women from different backgrounds and different continents found that they had one key belief in common: the central importance of economic access, and in particular credit, for poor women. Together these women transformed their vision into reality by formally incorporating the organization as a not-for-profit financial institution in the Netherlands in 1979. Today, WWB is the only women-led global network that aims to open the world's financial system to low income women.
Women's World Banking

 Women's World Banking
 Banking on women - Efforts to finance female microentrepreneurs around the world
 The Enterprise Learning and Networks Initiative
 Women's World Banking - a report
 Publications of Women's World Banking
 The WWB Publications catalogue is available (MS Word format) in English and Spanish.
 Contact address of WWB

Hari Srinivas - hsrinivas@gdrc.org
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