The BBVA Microfinance Foundation Carries the Voice of Its Female Entrepreneurs to the United Nations

07 Mar 2018

The BBVA Microfinance Foundation (BBVAMF), together with the diplomatic delegates from Spain, Colombia and UN Women, has gathered key international development players at the UN Headquarters in New York, to address the Sustainable Development Goals and Financial Inclusion, where a special focus has been set on Women and Innovation. Jessica Hernández, a Colombian female entrepreneur of the Foundation, has become the face and the voice of the million vulnerable women served by the BBVAMF in Latin America – enterprising women who are good examples of how, when given a chance, they can overcome adversities even when relying only on limited resources.

The Foundation’s work is aligned with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), the UN’s universal roadmap so that the year 2030 could see a better world. According to Achim Steiner, UNDP’s highest representative, “financial inclusion is central to achieve the 2030 Agenda and the SDG; it constitutes the veins the Agenda for Sustainable Development runs on”. 

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