WHY MicroLead? Over two billion adults still do not have access to financial services. These unbanked populations consist predominantly of women (1.1 billion), and those living in remote rural areas. Impact studies1 consistently show positive economic outcomes for women with access to savings, including increased productivity of rural women, expanded profits, increased investment in their businesses, and expand legal control over their own funds. In addition, digital financial services increase women’s financial autonomy, support their participation in the labour force, and improve the performance of their businesses.