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Digital Technology and Homeworking help rural women in Guatemala recover from COVID-19

10 March 2022

COVID-19 lockdowns meant Juana could no longer go to her job in rural Guatemala. But thanks to a loan from her local rural savings bank and IFAD’s Rural Poor Stimulus Facility, Juana started her own business at home.

Digitalised services mean Juana can manage her finances from home. The project has helped more than 1,500 rural women in Guatemala access digital banking services and recover from the economic effects of COVID-19.