Zambia: Promoting Women’s Access to Digital Financial Services
One of the key objectives of the Mobile Money for the Poor Programme (MM4P) is to support DFS providers in Zambia to adopt a method of service delivery that suits the customer’s needs and wants.
The United Nations Capital Development Fund’s (UNCDF) Mobile Money for the Poor Programme (MM4P) recognize the fact that when it comes to financial inclusion in Zambia, women are more likely than men to be financially excluded across both formal and informal services. Compared to their male counterparts, women in Zambia are at a disadvantage in accessing financial services. Although women make up 51% of the Zambian population, only 58% of women have access to formal or informal financial services (this includes banks, mobile money, savings groups combined) as opposed to 61% of men who have access to these same services.
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