Banking on Africa

 
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  • Banking on Africa posted a progress report
    Meet Patrick from Uganda
    By - Ally Lynch - Manager, Online Marketing
    Just nine months after leaving a low-paying job in politics, Patrick is operating a thriving sugarcane farm. After years of working a job that left Patrick and his wife in a constant struggle to make ends meet, they finally acted on their dream to expand their small sugarcane plot. Motivated by the need to make repairs to...
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  • Banking on Africa has received 1 donation
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  • Banking on Africa has received 1 donation
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  • Banking on Africa posted a progress report
    Rural Outreach Update in Africa
    By - Ally Lynch - Manager, Online Marketing
    In the developing world, people living in rural and remote areas are not only the most impoverished but also the least likely to have access to financial services, especially when the nearest financial institution may be hours—or even days—away. In response to this challenge, Opportunity International brings...
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  • Banking on Africa has received 1 donation
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  • Banking on Africa has received 1 donation
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  • Banking on Africa posted a progress report
    With your investment we are able to help so many in Africa
    By - Madeline Stone - Marketing and Communications Associate
    An orphaned child in Ghana maintains her spot in the classroom. A Rwandan rice farmer sells her crop at a higher price. A seamstress in Tanzania purchases her third machine and hires yet another woman from her village. A worried mom in Malawi is able to use money from her savings account to purchase medicine for her sick...
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  • Banking on Africa posted a progress report
    Creating Change in the DRC
    By - Christie Lacey - Marketing Associate
    Helene is from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). She supports her mother, four children, and five orphans. Before Helen began working with Opportunity International, she was unable to feed her family every day. So, at least two or three nights a week everyone went to sleep on with an empty stomach and hunger pangs. To...
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  • Banking on Africa has received 2 donations
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  • Banking on Africa posted a progress report
    You are helping Africans feed Africa
    By - Ian Haisley - Director of Online Strategy
    Because of you, we can continue to invest in farmers like Elizabeth Afrakome as we expand deeper into rural farming communities like Adagya, where she lives and where the daily challenges associated with poverty hit the hardest. The Afrakome family was producing and selling enough cocoa to provide for the family - until...
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  • Banking on Africa posted a progress report
    You are making entrepreneurship possible in DRC
    By - Ian Haisley - Director of Online Strategy
    In March 2011, Opportunity International officially opened the doors to a regulated microfinance institution with a pending deposit-taking license application, headquartered in Kinshasa, DRC. Now in its first 18 months of operations, the institution is serving 5,184 active loan clients, more than doubling its outreach from...
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  • Banking on Africa posted a progress report
    Highlights from Africa
    By - Emily Terrell - Online Community Specialist
    Thanks to your generous support, our work is continuing and expanding across the entire continent of Africa. Here are some highlights from our branches in three of the countries we work in:  In Kenya, you are bringing training to hardworking entrepreneurs Under new leadership, more than 8,000 Kenyan Trust Group members...
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  • Banking on Africa has made updates to their project page.
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  • Banking on Africa posted a progress report
    Banking on Africa's Farmers
    By - Emily Engel - Online Community Specialist
    Rural Expansion Program: You helped us bank on Africa’s farmers  Approximately 70% of Africans work in agriculture and these households are some of the poorest in the world. Opportunity found that farmers in Africa are producing at only 40% of their potential because they cannot access the needed best-practice...
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  • Banking on Africa has received 4 donations
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  • Banking on Africa posted a progress report
    Banking on Africa: A Story Told by Photos
    By - Ally Lynch - Campaign Specialist
    A year ago, Opportunity has launched the Banking on Africa Campaign. The campaign aims to bring millions of Sub-Saharan Africans closer to the day when they can safely deposit their savings, access loans to grow businesses, and purchase affordable insurance to protect their...
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  • Banking on Africa has made updates to their project page.
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  • Banking on Africa posted a progress report
    Why Build Banks?
    By - Ally Lynch - Campaign Specialist
    You may ask... Why Build Banks? Why is this important? Why is this Needed? Imagine what the world would be without banks—no savings, no credit, no money transfers, no ATMs, no safe place to keep your money. That is the reality for some three billion people who live every day without the financial services we take...
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  • Banking on Africa posted a progress report
    Expanding our outreach to serve rural families
    By - David Santoso - Online Community Specialist
    Opportunity International is implementing innovative agricultural microfinance in rural communities across Africa. Opportunity’s banks in Ghana, Malawi, Uganda, Mozambique and Rwanda share a vision to transform the future of rural communities by reaching over 1.3 million savings accounts and 94,000 smallholder farmers...
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  • Banking on Africa posted a progress report
    Bank on Africa Campaign Launches
    By - Jacqueline Ryan - Marketing Intern
    The African continent is home to 24 of the 25 most impoverished countries on earth, and in Sub-Saharan Africa, less than 10% of the population has an account with a financial institution. The need in this time of drought in East Africa is great. Opportunity International‘s Banking on Africa Campaign is bringing...
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  • Banking on Africa has made updates to their project page.
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  • Banking on Africa has received 2 donations
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  • Banking on Africa posted a progress report
    Technology in Africa Improving Lives
    By - Olivia Schultz - Project Personnel
      Opportunity’s Banking on Africa campaign received a boost with a $40,000 grant from the S.L. Gimbel Foundation Fund through the Orange County Community Foundation of Newport Beach, Calif. The grant supports exceptional microenterprise programs that help individuals and families in Africa...
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  • Banking on Africa has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
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Ally Lynch

Oakbrook, IL Afghanistan

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