Through its Financial Literacy Program, Habitat endeavors to increase the rate of financial literacy in communities and to support development and inclusive growth.
Via the projects it develops under the Financial Literacy Program, Habitat aims to reach youth, women, and other vulnerable groups in the community. These projects provide the target groups with awareness-raising trainings on budgeting personal financial resources, financial budgeting and management, ways to battle the grey economy, and proper usage of financial services. Since 2012, the Financial Literacy Program has focused on the subjects of informing SMEs and especially young and/or female entrepreneurs on credit risk issues; spreading knowledge of conscious borrowing among youth; and raising awareness of financial consciousness and calculable risk.
As part of its efforts on increasing financial literacy, Habitat has formed partnerships with the Turkish Ministry of Development, United Nations Development Program, UNICEF, Visa Europe, Experian Turkey, and Aflatoun International, and has provided over a thousand youths from all 81 cities of Turkey with financial literacy trainings.