Notification

23 million people in the Horn, East and Central Africa are facing facing severe levels of hunger. Donate now.

Available documents

Overview

Providing financial services for poor people in Sri Lanka in partnership with financial institutions, donors, service providers, and policy-makers, Oxfam GB is helping to build democratic, inclusive financial systems in Sri Lanka that serve the majority – poor people. Oxfam’s indirect, facilitative approach aims to cultivate links between the formal financial services sector and people living in poverty. Poor farmers have taken advantage of affordable credit to start or expand businesses, improving their incomes and helping to lift their families out of poverty. Savings and insurance schemes now give them a cushion against hard times. In particular, opportunities for self-employment have increased the security of women and their status in the community.

Additional details

Publisher(s)

ISBN

9781848148475

How to cite this resource

Citation styles vary so we recommend you check what is appropriate for your context.  You may choose to cite Oxfam resources as follows:

Author(s)/Editor(s). (Year of publication). Title and sub-title. Place of publication: name of publisher. DOI (where available). URL

Our FAQs page has some examples of this approach.

Related resources

Here are similar items you might be interested in.

Browse all resources