In the aftermath of war and genocide throughout the 1990's, the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been through much trauma in the past 20 years. In order for the economy to recover and flourish, citizens of this developing nation will need access to bank accounts and safe places to invest, store, and spend their money.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
In order for an economy to flourish, citizens need save places to store and invest their money. Less than 1% of Congolese have a bank account.
How will this project solve this problem?
Opportunity International seeks to build a bank branch in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Secure banking contributes to the building of infrastructure in any society.
Potential Long Term Impact
With your help, we can empower people to work their way out of chronic poverty, transform their lives, their children's futures and their communities.
Total Funding Received to Date: $775
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $775 . The original project funding goal was $2,000.