Working in several Asian countries, we are finding new ways to connect poor communities, particularly women, to a range of financial and health services. Our agricultural work is opening new ground in applying integrated agricultural information and financial services in the Philippines and Indonesia, and our health work in India and the Philippines is providing millions of women and new mothers with information to support healthy pregnancies, healthy infants, and well-nourished children.
We work with government agencies, microfinance institutions, commercial banks, mobile network providers and others to make financial services and health information more accessible and affordable to underserved households.
In partnership with UTZ, a global leader in sustainability certification, and Mars, Inc., the global food company, we work with cocoa farmers to improve sustainable farming practices and ultimately triple their productivity and increase their incomes.
Since beginning our work in the Philippines in 2000, we have partnered to expand financial inclusion to more than one million Filipinos, and continue to develop ways to reach people on far-flung islands. Meanwhile, new work is building the resilience of smallholder farmers who are highly vulnerable to natural disasters that batter the country.