Sustainable Financial Inclusion for Women owned Firms in Eswatini
Ajetomob, J. O
Dlamini, S. G.
Dlamini, D. V
African Economic Research Consortium
Literature has argued for the role of women in a nation’s economic especially the household welfare. While acknowledge this claim, there is evidence that not much research has been carried out in Eswatini to understand the link between gender and financial inclusion, and how this impacts on economic growth in Eswatini. In view of this and the evidence of a growing population of women in Eswatini especially due to the impact of HIV/AIDS, this study investigates financial inclusion from a gender dimension in Eswatini. In recognition of the importance of women in sustainable economic growth it is essential that Government and financial institutions capacitate and mentor female-owned firms, adjust tax and collateral requirements for access to credit.