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Supporting sub-Saharan Africa to build sustainable livelihoods and healthy, vibrant communities

With more than three decades of experience in Africa, we work across 12 countries to support communities as they shape their own future, build their capacity to recover from conflict, crisis and disaster, and ensure inclusive access to financial solutions, particularly for women, young people and other marginalized groups. 

$788 million

total in trade deals facilitated by small and medium agribusinesses through our Agribusiness Investment for Market Stimulation program 

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Protecting Ghana from the Spread of COVID-19, One Community at a Time

By Emefa Baidoo and Senam Ntow Like many other countries in sub-Saharan Africa, Ghana was not prepared to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. With a …

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Using the New Digital Savings Group Hub to Eliminate Paper, Inspire Savings 

Digitization can feel overwhelming — and even risky when considering inherent equity and access issues. Yet, with the right resources, organizations can go paper-free, or …

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USAID and Equity Bank partner to unlock $5M in lending to artisanal and small-scale mining operators in eastern DRC

Kinshasa, DRC – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Equity BCDC have partnered to unlock financial services and products to artisanal and …

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Working to End Period Shame and Poverty in Parts of Africa

Lack of education on menstrual hygiene and health, persisting taboos and stigma, limited access to menstrual products and poor sanitation facilities undermines the educational opportunities, …

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