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Women key roles as farmers and caregivers: What do we know?

By Katia Agostinho, FSDMoç Market Analyst In the following blog, Katia Agostinho, looks back at International Women’s Day 2016 and provides us with a call to reflect on a deep-seated issue that confronts women smallholder farmers in Mozambique, a significant proportion of the labour force in the country. Women key roles as farmers and caregivers: What do we know? “When you invest in women and girls, you invest in everyone” Melinda Gates posted on Facebook.   Did you know that agriculture in Mozambique employs 62% of the women labour force which represents the
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1O things To Know about Access to Finance by Women

By Katia Agostinho, FSDMoç Market Analyst In the following blog, the Financial Sector Deepening Mozambique (FSDMoç), looks at the Mozambican Women’s Day 2016 and provides us with key factors about Access to Finance by Women, based on the results of the Financial Survey, FinScope consumer 2009 and 2014, and the Small and Medium Enterprises Micro (MSMEs) in 2012. 1O things To Know about Access to Finance by Women Fact: the gap is increasing; women formal inclusion is increasing at a lower rate than men (55% vs 74% increase) from 2009 to 2014. On
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Can mobile technology drive financial inclusion in rural Mozambique?

By Anabela Mabota, FSDMoç Knowledge, Monitoring and Learning (KM&L) Manager While mobile phones are used by millions of people in Mozambique, the development of digital financial services to improve access to finance in rural areas is still very topical. A recent workshop organised by FSDMoç and CGAP to disseminate the findings of a survey on the financial needs of rural populations in Mozambique,Tanzania and Pakistan highlighted that rural households are using a variety of financial services from which digital payments platforms could be built on. But key elements of the digital ecosystem need to