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Blog | 2015 April 3

Four Ways to Design Financial Products for Low-Income Women

Four Ways to Design Financial Products for Low-Income Women

Lauren Shields, Associate Director | Paris

During the HERfinance Convening last month, participants highlighted how companies can put low-income women at the center when it comes to designing financial products that they will access and use.

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Blog | 2015 March 9

How HERfinance Is Empowering Workers: Results from Our Pilot Project

How HERfinance Is Empowering Workers: Results from Our Pilot Project

Chhavi Ghuliani, Director, Partnership Development | New York

Findings from our HERfinance pilot in India demonstrate that the financial-literacy program is having a positive impact on workers' financial knowledge, behaviors, and confidence—and perceptions of their employers.

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Report | 2015 March 9

Financial Inclusion in the Supply Chain: An Evaluation of the HERfinance Pilot in India

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Blog | 2015 February 6

Changing the Conversation on Financial Inclusion: The Global HERfinance Convening 2015

Changing the Conversation on Financial Inclusion: The Global HERfinance Convening 2015

Chhavi Ghuliani, Director, Partnership Development | New York

The first-ever Global HERfinance Convening, taking place March 10-11 in Hong Kong, will highlight how financial education programs in factories and farms can build financial inclusion.

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News | 2014 May 13

How Learning To Use An ATM is Changing Lives in India

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Blog | 2014 April 18

Investing in Workers Through Financial Education: HERfinance Curriculum Launch

Investing in Workers Through Financial Education: HERfinance Curriculum Launch

Elissa Goldenberg, Former Manager, BSR

As part of our HERfinance initiative, we've developed a curriculum for workplace-based financial education programs. Here, we see how the training works firsthand.

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Blog | 2014 March 14

In Her Own Words: Stories from HERfinance

In Her Own Words: Stories from HERfinance

Chhavi Ghuliani, Director, Partnership Development | New York

BSR's financial inclusion initiative HERfinance helps low-income workers in global supply chains build their financial capability. Watch a testimonial from one of the program participants on how the program has affected her.

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Blog | 2013 December 19

Closing the Gap in Access to Financial Services for Low-Income Workers

Chhavi Ghuliani, Director, Partnership Development | New York

BSR's HERfinance and others have found that a significant number of low-income salaried workers do not have access to the formal financial products and services they need. Although microfinance institutions can provide locally informed solutions, major financial institutions have the opportunity to promote inclusive development and reach a vast, untapped market.

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Blog | 2013 June 27

HERfinance: Measuring the Impact of a Financial Literacy Program

Cammie Erickson, Former Manager, Global Partnership Development, BSR

As BSR's HERfinance kicks off in India, we've developed tools to define our objectives, track our impact, and make adjustments to successfully empower workers through financial literacy and access to financial products in global supply chains.

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Blog | 2013 June 19

Notes from the Field: Lessons from HERfinance’s First Training

Meghna Talwar, Consultant, BSR

BSR's HERfinance—a financial literacy and inclusion program launched in late 2012—held its first-ever training for peer educators at a factory in India. Our consultant was on-site and reported back on what she learned from the session.

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