IIX Women’s Livelihood Bond

Summary

IIX’s commitment-to-action to the Clinton Global Initiative, the first ISB, is the Women’s Livelihood Bond (WLB), a $10 million debt security designed to unlock capital for Impact Enterprises (IEs) and Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) that are part of the sustainable livelihoods spectrum for women in South-East Asia. The WLB is projected to empower over 350,000 women with access to credit, to market linkages, to natural resources and to affordable goods and services. This will, in turn, help them transition from subsistence to sustainable livelihoods and redefine the dominant narrative from viewing women as victims to recognizing them as solutions to development, change and progress.