ISSSTEZAC

Country: Mexico

Sector: Government

Keywords: Special line of credit, Family loan for gender equality

Conducted a study to establish why female workers applied less to credits provided by the organization to pay mortgages, renovation or construction of housing. They discovered women had a limited access to credit, due to the lack of collaterals because in general they do not hold property. Hence they created an special line of credit called “Family loan for gender equality”, which is more flexible, deducted from payroll, has longer terms, higher amounts and reduced interest rates.