Invest in Sustainable Livelihoods

Across Asia, many underserved women continue to be excluded from a dignified life. They remain trapped in subsistence living, preventing women—and consequently their families and communities—from becoming a catalytic force for society.

The Women’s Livelihood Bond™ 2 tackles this issue head on.

The Women’s Livelihood Bond™ 2 (WLB2) is a US$100M debt security issued in three tranches, the WLB2 will empower one million underserved women in Asia with sustainable livelihoods.

The WLB2 builds on the success of the Women’s Livelihood Bond 1™ (WLB1), the world’s first impact investment product listed on a stock exchange and Bloomberg, reporting both social and financial returns. The WLB1 US$8 million innovative financial product is paying a coupon of 5.65% to its investors.

We monitor the borrowers’ social performance, including calculating their Social Return on Investment (SROI).

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It takes a village to close the gender gap.

Whether you are a lawyer, an investor, a corporate, or a banker, you have a role to play in building a stronger, more equitable future—be it through contributing your skills or investing in the WLB2.

Get Involved

It takes a village to close the gender gap.

Whether you are a lawyer, an investor, a corporate, or a banker, you have a role to play in building a stronger, more equitable future—be it through contributing your skills or investing in the WLB2.

On the Ground with WLB1

“Before getting a loan, I had challenges providing for my children’s daily allowance when they go to school as well as financing my family’s livelihood from sugarcane farming. [With the support from the WLB1], it became easier to borrow money as long as you are a good payer and you work hard to earn.”  —Gina
The WLB1 empowers underserved women by enhancing access to finance, income-generating assets, and skills so that they can invest in themselves and their families’ long-term wellbeing. In the case of Gina from the Philippines, sending her children to school was not an affordable option until she received a loan funded by the WLB1, and was able to finance her children’s future.

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