Yudhoyono: Poor people have to get a Business Loan

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono stressed the importance of open access to finance for the poor, so having the ability to improve the quality of life. Speaking at the opening of an international conference on Financial Inclusion was initiated by the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) in Jimbaran, Bali, on Monday (27 / 9), Head of State explained that public access to finances, especially the poor could be one solution to addressing poverty.

"Financial Inclusion into our central theme for most of the poor have no access to financial services such as loans, savings, insurance and transfer payments that will increase the difficult lives of the poor," the president said.

By opening access to financial services for the community especially the poor it is expected that efforts to tackle poverty can walk. "This could open a lot of financial opportunities to improve their welfare and to close the economic and social inequality. And this will automatically reduce poverty and inequality," said Head of State.

"In my view, financial inclusion can not just stop at the opening of savings and access to small loans. These efforts should also strengthen the community's ability to access other financial services on a larger scale," he said. He also said the efforts of addressing poverty through a "financial inclusion" requires tremendous effort and innovative and not just through the regular services that already exist. It was necessary, he said. Indonesia Today

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