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World Humanitarian Day 2020 – A Tribute to Real Life Heroes

You have not started living until you start giving”- Onyeka Akpaida

The humanitarian crisis has always existed and sometimes when it is not close to home; it is easy to ignore. The Covid-19 pandemic is definitely one that has in a morbid way, united us globally.

In the face of this global pandemic, increased poverty and growing insecurity, humanitarians and front-line workers are going beyond their duty call to make life bearable for those who have been most affected by the pandemic and insecurity crisis.

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Leveraging Digitized Social Welfare Programs to Deepen Female Financial Inclusion in Africa

The McKinsey Global Institute estimates that widespread adoption and use of digital payments and financial services could increase the GDP of all emerging markets by $3.7 trillion by 2025. This additional GDP could create up to 95 million new jobs, raise overall productivity and investment levels, and make government spending more efficient. Interestingly, no one stands to benefit more from this growth than women.

It is a fact beyond argument that women and girls shoulder the global burden of poverty. Decades of research show that poverty deprives women of vital health, education, and socioeconomic opportunities throughout their lives.

For women in low and middle-income countries, digital savings, credit, and payments services can provide them with a critical link to the formal economy and a gateway to greater economic security and personal empowerment. When women-headed households in Kenya adopted mobile money accounts, poverty dropped, savings rose, and 185,000 women left agricultural jobs for more reliable, higher-paying positions in business or retail

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Menstrual Hygiene Day 2020

In the face of a pandemic, relief efforts are focused on essential items like food and sanitary products take a back seat as they are deemed as non-essential items.

Low-income and forcibly displaced women and adolescent girls were economically vulnerable before the pandemic; you can’t even imagine how dire their current situation is.

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Empowering African Women in Rural Communities

In celebration of IWD 2020, Our founder, Onyeka Akpaida, was contacted by The Spark magazine to do a feature for the #WonderWoman edition.

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