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Foundations Partner with Opportunity International to Provide Financial Access to Rural Poor in Africa | Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

$16 million program focuses on smallholder farmers

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

OAK BROOK, Ill. -- Opportunity International has announced a $16 million program co-funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and The MasterCard Foundation to provide access to savings accounts and agricultural loans in rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa, where less than 10 percent of people have access to comprehensive financial services.

To read the full press release, visit the Opportunity International web site.

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