Pezesha is excited to be participating in the upcoming Digital Financial Services Innovation Lab (DFS Lab) one-week Bootcamp in Sri Lanka.

DFS Lab is an early-stage incubator that supports high potential entrepreneurs refine, grow and launch fintech businesses in developing countries.

Focused on empowering communities in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, DFS Lab delivers mentorship and strategic advice to early-stage start-ups pioneering transformative business models that empower the poorest, profitably, and at scale. In addition, DFS gives highest quality entrepreneurs access to extensive networks and relevant, world-class advice on how to build successful ventures that change the way low-income consumers interact with digital financial services. DFS Lab also conducts technology research to advance innovative fintech solutions that will move the industry forward.

DFS Lab focus and goals (as stated above) aligns with Pezesha’s  mission of empowering low income borrowers looking to access inclusive and affordable financial services. Pezesha’s innovation comes in linking local lenders with opportunities to fund low income borrowers businesses with loans. The underserved low income borrowers have limited to no access to affordable credit, much less a credit score. Through Pezesha’s sophisticated integrated credit scoring model, Peer to Peer payments and offerings to the local investing community, we are able to give the low income borrowers their first step on the financial ladder.

DFS Lab is housed at Caribou Digital, a specialist in building inclusive digital economies, and is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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