Of the 114.3 million poorest clients reached at the end of 2013, 83% (94.4 million) are women. The growth in the number of very poor women reached has increased from 10.3 million at the end of 1999 to 94.4 million at the end of 2013.
While this is an 818.7% increase in the number of poorest women reached from December 31, 1999 to December 31, 2013, this is a 20% decrease from the number of poorest women reported reached at the end of 2012, which we reported was 96.3 million poorest women. This is the third year that the number of poorest women has decreased.
Figure 4: Growth of Outreach to Poorest Clients That Are Women
(December 31, 1999, to December 31, 2013)
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