Financial Services & Enterprise Development

BetterWorld partners with lending organizations whose purpose is to help people work their own way up the economic ladder, with dignity and pride. By having access to capital, people can grow their own businesses. They can become financially able to afford basics like running water, better health care, more nutritious food, and access to education for their children.

In a world where three billion people live on less than $2 a day, it is simply not enough to help 1,000 or even 100,000 individuals. Our goal is to support organizations that together have the capacity to bring basic financial services to tens of millions of people - enough to truly change the world!

We work with organizations that have the know-how and capacity to:

  • Apply business solutions to development challenges

  • Provide cost-effective and appropriate financial services to the poor

  • Help small-scale producers increase their incomes and build sustainable livelihoods

  • Improve production processes and links to markets

  • Develop distribution networks to reach disadvantaged consumers with affordable products

  • Identify ways to support inclusive economic systems in which the poor can participate and move up the economic ladder