29 Apr 2022

Rural Inclusion partners with local NGO's in El Salvador to conduct rural research Rural Inclusion CIC has partnered with ADEL Morazán and PADECOMSM to carry out a research project on financial education in the eastern region of El Salvador, as part of Rural Inclusion's "Ostrii" pilot project in Central America. On Friday, 22 April 2022, our co-founder and CEO, Jack Farren, together wi...

16 Apr 2022

The role of Financial Inclusion in reaching the SDGs The Sustainable Development Goals launched in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly (UN-GA) and intended to be achieved by 2030 are designed to ensure every individual enjoys a better and more sustainable future. These 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) are non-discriminatory and adopted by developed and developing countrie...

29 Mar 2022

How the Five A’s of Financial Inclusion Drive Results. One of the outstanding explanations of financial inclusion is given by the World Bank. According to the World Bank, “financial inclusion means that individuals and businesses have access to useful and affordable financial products and services that meet their needs – transactions, payments, savings, credit and insurance – delivered ...

14 Mar 2022

Why Partnerships are key to Achieving Financial Inclusion. The pandemic has strengthened the need for partnerships in many industries, including the financial services industry. Although an unprecedented event, it has drastically changed the perception of perception among many individuals and businesses.  In layman’s terms, a partnership happens when two or more parties with mutual in...

03 Mar 2022

Ever heard of a person who built a house without a foundation? In reality, there is a zero percent possibility that this can happen because every building requires a foundation. The foundation is marked as a distinctive compulsory requirement for building a structure that can withstand the toughest winds.  In Africa’s financial industry, the constant wave of innovation among players (fi...

09 Aug 2021

In October 2021, our Co-Founder Jack Farren will be climbing Kilimanjaro as part of a campaign to raise funds for Rural Inclusion’s first project partner Joy for Humanity. The money raised will go towards the completion of a health centre being built in Lwengo, Uganda. Joy for Humanity is a community-led organisation based in Uganda supported by a team in the UK. JFH’s mission is to pr...

28 Jul 2021

The importance of financial education cannot be understated – it is something that covers the majority of everything we do. One of the key aspects affecting an individual’s ability in accessing financial products is financial literacy. Financial literacy is a combination of financial, credit, and debt management knowledge that is necessary for an individual to make responsible decisions...

12 Jul 2021

There are a lot of risks that affect agricultural production and the income of small holder farmers. Although many of the risks cannot be avoided, it can be managed and transferred. Agricultural risk management relies on a combination of technical and financial tools which can be used to deal with the multiple sources of agricultural risk. Small holder farmers may transfer all or part o...