Vision & Mission

Sustainable Development Goal 10

Reduce inequality within and among countries

SDG #10 calls for reducing inequality within and among countries, and ARYZE is working to make that happen by building the tools to create a financial ecosystem that reduces international money transfer costs. This would allow 100% of remittance money to make it back to developing countries, making a big impact on inequality.

Financial Inclusion

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Only 65% of women worldwide have a financial account, compared to 72% of men.
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Over 70% of women-owned small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have inadequate or no access to financial services
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Asian SME´s have countless issues getting a bank loan. This is a problem when they account for 99.6 % of the entire industry in Asia.

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Adults Unbanked

 31% of the world’s adult population remains unbanked. Without access to basic financial services, it is nearly impossible for that population to rise out of poverty.

Financial Inclusion

TLDR: Almost 2 billion adults do not have access to banking because they don‘t have the money or proper identification. This lack of access prevents them from being economically strong and selfsufficient. This is especially a problem for small businesses that can’t access global markets. ARYZE is making money entirely digital so that it can be used on open-source blockchains and protocols. This would allow anyone with a smartphone to access money without having to go through a bank or other financial institution.

According to the World Bank’s Global Findex latest report, 1.7 billion adults are left unbanked. Some people cannot access basic financial services such as credit, savings, and investments due to their lack of identity. Imagine a person suffering domestic and financial abuse by their partner, dreaming of starting their own business that will finally help them be self-sufficient and economically strong. However, banks do not see everyone as profitable customers because of outdated business models, a lack of funds or official identification documents.

Conforming to the 2017 Global Findex data, 65% of women worldwide have a financial account, compared to 72% of men. Another relevant indicator is that over 70% of women-owned small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have inadequate or no access to financial services. In a survey performed by the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), half of the Philippines’ population does not make enough money to be included in the financial system. SMEs, in general, have issues borrowing money in some parts of Asia, and there is an information asymmetry gap, which results in higher due diligence costs, perception of risks, and higher interest rates for SMEs. The World Bank established a connection between reducing poverty and inequality and providing financial services access. It is a huge problem that micro, small, and medium-sized businesses do not have access to financial services, given that they account for 99.6% of this region’s industries, according to the ADBI surveys.

Full Reserve Banking

Our Answer

ARYZE will tackle the issues mentioned above in two important ways. First, we are making money fully digital (Digital Cash) so that it can operate on open-source blockchains and protocols. This will ensure that managing fiat is a ‘permissionless’ task, and anyone with a smartphone can access a trusted version of money without having to become a client of a bank or fintech. The second part of our mission is to present client tools (MAMA & MAMA Business) to enable most people to create a MAMA account and, from there, access basic financial services. Through MAMA, SMEs can facilitate the shift from in-store cash payments to digital payments, driving a lower carbon footprint of transactions and solving the information asymmetry gaps that make lending to SMEs difficult ($5 trillion financing gap a year today).

Addressing this opportunity can increase Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by between 9% and 14% in the Philippines economy.

 

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