Our Work

Child and Youth Finance International (CYFI) works to provide children and youth around the world with access to financial services, enhance their awareness of economic rights, and empower them to build their assets, invest in their future, and ultimately break the cycle of poverty.

Children & Youth

Poverty is a global challenge. It has so many enduring effects on people, their communities and their countries. CYFI sees that that the key to fighting poverty is for people to learn how to manage and handle money, and have the confidence, knowledge and responsibility to spend and earn it responsibly. This must start from childhood.

So CYFI has partnered with thousands of organizations in 132 countries around the world - from banks, to governments, to NGOs, to academics – you name it! Together, they work to create policies and programs that make children and youth able to learn about money, have access to a bank account, develop entrepreneurial skills and, most importantly, to believe in themselves.

Read about CYFI's 2016-2020 Strategy.

CYFI Achievements

  • To date, the Child and Youth Finance Movement has reached 36 million children and youth worldwide
  • CYFI’s Managing Director, Jeroo Billimoria has ranked #3 in the charity and non-profit category of Opzij's Top 100 Influential Women
  • CYFI listed in the 2015 Top 100 NGOs list published by Global Geneva
  • Young people included in 2015 G20 priorities for Financial Inclusion (CYFI became an Affiliated Member to the GPFI, the inclusive platform for all G20 countries)
  • CYFI’s Managing Director, Jeroo Billimoria listed as #4 in the 2015 edition of “De Dikke Blauwe Top 100” Philanthropy Year Guide

Global Money Week

Global Money Week (GMW) is a celebration, with local and regional events and activities aimed at inspiring children and youth to learn about money, saving, creating livelihoods, gaining employment, and becoming an entrepreneur.

It is coordinated, supported and facilitated by the Child &Youth Finance International (CYFI) Team, but the events themselves are organized by schools, universities, government ministries, central banks, financial institutions, members of the civil society and communities of active youth worldwide.

Our Initiatives