Help Women in Rwanda Fight Against Poverty

Jun 6, 2012

Savings Accounts Change Women's Lives

Empowering Women to Save

Opportunity International realizes that a key part of empowering women to fight poverty lies in providing them with tools to save their money.

In 2008, Opportunity International embarked on its most ambitious effort to date, a $123.6 million Banking
on Africa campaign to expand financial services for poor families throughout sub-Saharan Africa, including Rwanda. With your partnership, we celebrate the successful completion of the fundraising efforts and we press on toward Banking on Africa’s goal: reaching 5 million clients in Africa by 2015 to impact 30 million people.

In Rwanda, deposit clients have increased by over 65% to 75,029 by the end of 2011. Loan clients have increased from 30,381 in 2010 to 40,662 in 2011.

Your support is helping women save for their future, and protect the dreams of themselves and their children.


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Project Leader

Emily Engel

Oakbrook, IL United States

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