Leapfrog Financial Inclusion Fund
LeapFrog Financial Inclusion Fund was set up in 2009 as the first worldwide investment fund to focus on micro-insurance. The fund invests in established and new institutions that offer insurance to people on low incomes who currently have no access to insurance products. Micro-insurance is an essential service to guard people from the effects of unforeseen events. Illness or fire can wipe out reserves that people have spent years saving up, plunging a family into poverty. Triodos Sustainable Finance Foundation and Hivos-Triodos Fund are among the founding shareholders in LeapFrog Financial Inclusion Fund. A senior officer of Triodos Bank represents the funds in the Investor Represetative Committee of the fund.
Whoever you are, and wherever you live in the world, you are likely to want permanent access to financial services. Microfinance banks play a crucial role providing access to finance to an increasing number of people living on low-incomes. We finance microfinance institutions because they help to build inclusive financial sectors, where the majority of people have access to financial services, leading to a sustainable basis for balanced social and economic development.