Banking on Africa

by Opportunity International
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Aug 12, 2011

Bank on Africa Campaign Launches

In Malawi Sinyala Chafala & her loan officer meet.
In Malawi Sinyala Chafala & her loan officer meet.

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 millions of Sub-Saharan Africans closer to the day when they can safely deposit their savings, access loans to grow their businesses and purchase affordable insurance to protect their families—right in their own communities. The Banking on Africa Campaign enables us to provide powerful financial tools in rural and remote areas that help build thriving communities and break the cycle of poverty. Learn more at http://www.opportunity.org/blog/bank-on-africa-this-summer/.

Look for pictures at http://www.opportunity.org/blog/photo-blog-were-banking-on-africa/.

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Opportunity International

Location: Chicago, IL - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.opportunity.org
Project Leader:
Ian Haisley
Chicago, IL United States

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