Inclusive Financial Services

Expanding financial services to previously un-banked populations through innovation and support for a range of partners, enhancing their capacity to offer services, leading to increased economic activity and decreased poverty for their clients.

Woman with bank cardAccess to financial services is crucial to develop, expand and maintain a successful business. Affordable credit and accessible savings products are largely unavailable to the majority of the population living in the underdeveloped and developing world. MEDA works with different local partners – financial institutions, businesses, and service companies – to expand access to financial services. The goal is to help institutions extend services to their customers and develop the innovative financial services that businesses and households need to smooth cash flows, invest or save.

Constantly evolving, we provide specialized services such as:

1) Micro & SME Finance

2) Value Chain Financing Solutions

3) Branchless Banking Services

4) Risk Management

With over 30 years' experience working toward financial inclusion, MEDA is a pioneer in microfinance. MEDA has played a critical role in the development of rural financial institutions in Tajikistan, Ukraine, Afghanistan, Haiti, Jamaica, Mozambique and Nicaragua since the 1980s. In the last 10 years, MEDA has provided technical assistance to over 40 MFIs and banks in 22 countries.