Women's Livelihood Bond

A new Women’s Livelihood Bond will enable over half a million Southeast Asian women to access credit to improve their livelihoods.  As the world's first bond that focuses on both financial and social returns, the Women's Livelihood Bond is backed by a loan guarantee from the U.S Agency for International Development's (USAID), in partnership with Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). The bond, structured and managed by Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX), launched in September 2016.

The Women’s Livelihood Bond will raise up to $9 million in private capital for microfinance institutions and impact enterprises whose activities will directly benefit women in Southeast Asia.

Issuing Country 
Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 11:30pm