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Low level of exposure, literacy hinder women’s financial education

According to the World Bank, there is a 14 per cent gap between men who own bank accounts and women who don’t. What this means is that more women (than men) are financially excluded even though they are major drivers of the informal economy and the more popular caregivers at the domestic front. This is the reason Onyeka Akpaida is leading a campaign, through Rendra Foundation, to improve the resilience and economic outcomes of underserved women by encouraging them to become financially included and financially literate.

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How Ghana’s New Digital Finance Policy Can Drive Women’s Inclusion

Ghana made waves earlier this year when it launched the world’s first digital financial services (DFS) policy, building on the past five years of explosive DFS growth in the country.

There are reasons to be optimistic that this target is achievable for men, who already reached 62 percent account ownership in 2017, but what about women? Can the new policy help to close the gender gap?

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Covid-19 & its Impact on Financial Inclusion in Nigeria.

Our founder and Chief Impact Officer, Onyeka Akpaida was featured by Business Day where she shared insights on Covid 19 and its impact on financial inclusion in Nigeria.

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100 Women Leading Change in Development Across Africa

Our founder, Onyeka Akpaida was listed among 100 women leading change in development across Africa alongside Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, Ndidi Nwuneli and Bolanke Austen Peters.

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Covid-19 Relief Project at the Kuchingoro IDP Camp – April 2020

One of the major effects of this pandemic is lack of access to essential items like food especially among the vulnerable population. Micro-business owners and workers earning daily wages took a hit as their earnings were greatly affected as a result of the lock down measures by the government.

Putting all these into consideration, we reached out to 130 women and their families at the Kuchingoro IDP camp and the host community in April 2020. Each relief pack had portions of Rice, Garri, Noodles, Sachets of Tomato Puree, Groundnut Oil and Sugar with the generous donation from some amazing humans. We made the women stand in orderly lines while observing social distancing and ensured the elderly women were seated and given priority.

The coordinator for the women, Ladi Matthias expressed their gratitude on behalf of the women as they were super stoked to be reached out to by the fountain. They kept showering praises and thanks to everyone that contributed in making the outreach possible.
You can see pictures and videos from the programme in our gallery.