Our Impact

Find out how we contribute to the SDGs and what our Outreach is!

Today, 1.7 billion people or one third of adults still have no access to basic financial products and services. About 56% are women and a large share are poor. This means, farmers cannot access loans to buy the seeds and fertilisers; they have no savings for a child’s education; and they have no insurance to protect them from life shocks like medical emergencies, natural disasters. Approximately, 65 million or 40% of the micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in developing countries, the engines of economic development, have unmet financing needs.


SCBF contributes to addressing the financing gap by providing technical assistance grants to develop client-centric financial products, channels and services for the low-income clients, notably women, farmers, micro enterprises and small- and medium enterprises. SCBF’s work directly contributed to six SDGs and reached over 5.5 million people. More indicators are below:

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End-Clients Reached
400000 +
End-Clients Accessed a new Loan Product with an Average Value of CHF 954
1 %
Female End-Clients
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End-Clients Insured CHF 756+ M Total Sum Insured
426000 +
End-clients Received Financial Education
315000 +
End-Clients Accessed new Saving Products Total Value CHF 260+ M
1 %
of End-Clients Live in Rural Areas
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Digital Transactions worth CHF 72+ M

Our Direct Contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

CHF 22.7 Million

SDG indicator 17.9.1: Financial and technical assistance committed to developing countries

2.1+ Million

SDG indicator 1.4.1: Proportion of population with access to basic services (insurance including family members, savings, credit, money transfers)

433'000+

SDG indicator 4.3.1: Participation of youth and adults in formal and non-formal education and training (staff and end-clients)

186'000+

SDG indicator 8.10.2: Proportion of adults with a mobile-money-service provider

400'000+

SDG indicator 9.3.2: Small-scale industries with a loan or line of credit

CHF 850'000+

SDG indicator 10.c.1: Remittance costs as a proportion of the amount remitted (below 5%)

Our Indirect Contribution to the SDGs

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