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How the Lack of Financial Inclusion Can Be Detrimental to Your Business

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Financial inclusion is the access of equally distributed financial services to individuals and businesses worldwide, no matter the level of their income and social status.

Although the World Bank has agreed about the fact that financial inclusion is an important key asset in diminishing poverty and enhancing prosperity in any country, we can still see that more than half of the world’s population have been deprived of their availability to financial services. In fact, according to The Startup, it is has stated that about less than 15% of citizens in many countries in Africa and Asia are the only people who own a bank account.

Some of the most common needs that have to be met for the population who require financial assistance include transacting, saving, insurance, making and getting payments, and credit on time. Once these resources are available to target individuals or businesses, they will be able to meet their financial goals.

The Affects From Lack of Financial Inclusion

Developing and underdeveloped countries consist of the largest population of people who are operating within an informal economy. Thus, there have been significant negative effects on their lives and the economy.

One of the most common struggles that these poor populations have to deal with is the lack of reliable means of making and receiving their daily payments- leading towards an inability that disturbs their chances of gaining and making full potential of their mobility. Consequently, these countries are always forced to be dependent on external sources who can help them obtain financial services through most often unethical means.

Additionally, they are also deprived of credit, so most of the population in emerging countries tend to be working within the informal sector. One part of the population grows crops and maintains animals; the other serves as artisans who sell their crafts to the population. And the rest of the people simply sell basic necessities such as food to their local consumers. Even though they have the potential to make further progress in their small-scale business, lack of credit denies them the opportunity to make the most out of their business endeavors.

Consequently, all of these factors lead to them being unable to make any savings for themselves or their businesses. Being able to save up on money helps people improve their life or business conditions, such as buying more products to enhance business revenue.

However, we have been witnessing a change within developing countries such as Bangladesh due to the relentless efforts being made by Tanvir A Mishuk.

As a Bangladeshi Fintech entrepreneur, Tanvir A Mishuk believes that in order for Bangladesh to improve its economic condition, they would need to have access to a stable stream of financial services for their business or personal projects. Hence, after being a part of the fintech industry for many years, he started investing his time and efforts towards entrepreneurship. One of his many accomplishments includes serving as the founder and Managing Director of Nagad in 2017. His progress with Sigma Telecom Limited and Sigma Group has aided in radically changing the International Telecom Gateway (IGW) business has made it easier for people to communicate over the internet.

Furthermore, by integrating technology with finance, he was able to give them an opportunity to attain financial inclusion which has significantly improved the socioeconomic structure of Bangladesh.

The idea of Bigtime Daily landed this engineer cum journalist from a multi-national company to the digital avenue. Matthew brought life to this idea and rendered all that was necessary to create an interactive and attractive platform for the readers. Apart from managing the platform, he also contributes his expertise in business niche.

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How Berite Labelle Is Translating Her International Modelling Career Into Acting Through Passion and Self-Care

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Moldovan-born beauty Berite Labelle has shed her chrysalis to emerge as an actor and writer.

For several years, Berite has deconstructed, redefined, and developed her modeling skills into techniques fit for an A-list actor.

The path from the catwalk to the film set is a walk of fame mastered by Hollywood legends including Grace Kelly, Nicole Kidman, and Noémie Lenoir. Naomi Campbell successfully transitioned to the small screen as an actor and performed brilliant comedy roles spoofing herself with perfect timing and delivery. Former model and Emmy Award winner Tyra Banks turned to acting and hosted her eponymous chat show. She also birthed an industry from her modeling career and today has a net worth of $90million.

Passion First

Berite’s passion for communication is at the core of her acting and writing ambitions. She aims for both movies and the stage.

Already established as a successful model in Europe, Berite’s vertical performance started in 2019 when she participated in the World Championship of Performing Arts competition in Long Beach, California. She entered the Spoken Model category and claimed first place. Propelled by her competitive success, she went on to study acting at the New York Film Academy on a partial scholarship. She also competed in dramatics and comic monologues performances in Los Angeles.

During her modeling career, she showcased luxury brands including La Perla and France’s Aubade lingerie house at The Four Seasons Hotel – Geneva, and luxury jeweler Faberge. She also walked the runway for Tiffany’s fashion week in Paris and represented hair giant Toni & Guy.

“At the same time as modeling, I joined a small theatrical company in Switzerland. I decided that it was my mission to become an actor. As well as working with the theatre company, I set about teaching myself English. Communication is key in acting, and the more languages you can communicate in, the better.”

Emotional Intelligence

Berite has acted in music videos and is working on a project where she serves two different roles of important historical women: the last Egyptian Ptolemaic queen Cleopatra and the Victorian English writer Mary Wollstonecraft. Berite is also writing scripts. 

“I love communicating in different languages, as shown by competing in California. Today my overarching professional desire is about expression and interchange. I am inspired to communicate as an actor on a deep emotional level. To tell a story non-verbally,” says Berite. 

“Acting demands a high level of emotional intelligence that is outward-facing and creative, but you also need to be able to run a business. As an entrepreneur, I am the founder and CEO of my entertainment company – Berite Labelle.”

It is hardly surprising that Berite pivoted toward acting. Adaptation and learning new cultures are hallmarks of her childhood. Born in the tiny former Soviet country of Moldova in Eastern Europe, Berite traveled the world with her Chadian father, who worked for the United Nations. Constant traveling meant new schools, cultures, and languages. Berite thrived until her father died when she was 14 years old. Her family decided to send the teenager to school in Paris, where she fell into bad company.

It took three years for the young woman to determine that she was the only person empowered to change her life. It was an epiphany that changed the course of her life, and she walked away from the shady side of teenage years. At 17 years old, Berite enrolled in a diploma course studying commerce to set a positive direction. As part of her education, she landed an internship with the exclusive Swiss watchmaker and jeweler -Bucherer est 1880. During this time, the young woman understood that her way forward was to become a model. She immersed herself in a sophisticated and creative life.

Dream Big

It was not the first time Berite considered modeling as a career. As a child, a colleague of her father predicted the little girl would become a model. The prophecy triggered Bertie’s lifelong love of fashion, and the little girl’s favorite entertainment was watching Fashion TV. She also took up ballet, which helped her modeling career bloom.

To this day, the entrepreneur continues to dance as both a way to express her creative energy, de-stress, and maintain her physical form. She has also performed in music videos. 

Indeed, a successful modeling career requires strict discipline and self-care – two covenants are a must for a career as an actor.

“It is essential to stay in shape, so I still dance, and I also enjoy going hiking, and I practice yoga. Drinking plenty of water is great for your skin, and I have a routine for sleeping and looking after myself,” Berite explains. 

“Selfcare is as much of a priority as self-love. When you develop your routine and perform it faithfully, you learn how to love yourself and properly care for yourself. Confidence is important in the world of entertainment. To take good care of others and to love them authentically, you must feel good about yourself. It helps if you never forget about your own needs and feelings,” she says.

Self Care

Berite is a great believer in reading for pleasure as self-care; “reading scripts, books and work-related material counts as self-care.”

Given that Berite is often exploring another person’s character, working on mastering accents, or running her business, she likes to check out of her dynamic workspace through meditation. She has also discovered a rich vein of joy by continuing her education with online acting courses with Acting Center in Los Angeles.

The final thread of Berite’s self-care regime is twice weekly hair and face masks, which she believes are well-earned breaks from a fully engaged life.

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