WHY INCLUSION MATTERS

Across Southeast Asia, 320 million working adults – the size of America’s entire
population – have no access to banking services. This means no savings,
e-payments, investments, loans, or insurance. For many of the unbanked, cash is
rolled up in pockets and biscuit tins, hidden behind stove-tops, or flattened under
the pillow.

Wealth instruments such as loans, bank interest, insurance, and mortgage are
designed only for powerful cities and developed nations. When it comes to
financial inclusion, let’s ask the question: how can we help the two billion people
on Earth who live purely by cash?