The history of microfinance as a tool for strengthening women and communities

How is support given to women both in Canada and abroad  a crucial element in the creation and maintenance of communities?A recent study of Alterna Savings on microloans, conducted by Carleton University, revealed that a majority of microfinance beneficiaries are women and its links and partnerships with other organizations are integral to the program’s success .

Proud to offer entrepreneurs and business owners with low incomes financial support and training to help them improve their living conditions, Alterna in this thematic session will share how partnerships with groups like MicroSkills means of strengthening and To develop the projects we help these women to achieve by equipping them with the skills necessary for their success.