Hapinoy: Building Local Business Networks

Hapinoy’s commitment to the Business Call to Action seeks to reach this underserved population by partnering with existing sari-sari stores, convenience shops that are common even in the remotest areas, to provide over-the-counter medicines and healthcare-related products to those who need them most.

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Itaú Unibanco: Banking the Unbanked in Brazil

Itaú Unibanco is the largest private bank in Brazil and one of the largest in Latin America. In 2011, it announced a microfinance operation aimed at micro-entrepreneurs in the metropolitan regions of Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Porto Alegre. Its main goal is to address the needs of urban communities that lack access to formal banking with microfinance and microinsurance products.

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