Finance for Women and Youth

African Women and Youth Finance Directory

While increasingly most African nations have one or more financial inclusion programs in their countries to support the expansion of financial access among women and youth, there are a few institutions that have made it a programmatic priority to support financial inclusion in Africa for youth and women – from a regional standpoint – and these institutions are key resources for development practitioners involved with the promotion of inclusive business and the development of inclusive markets to be aware of. Similarly, they are important resources for women and youth entrepreneurs and related programme / project developers to be aware of as well.

List of institutions:

MasterCard Foundation
MasterCard Foundation partners and related projects in Africa
United Nations Capital Fund (UNCDF)
Junior Achievement Africa
4-H Clubs
African Guarantee Fund for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises
The SEEP Network
International Finance Corporation

NEPAD Spanish Fund for African Women Empowerment

Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation