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Foundation and DID to Develop Financial Cooperative Interconnectivity in West Africa, Haiti, and Vietnam

A unique project to reduce poverty within countries in development

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
206-709-3400

LÉVIS, Quebec -- Over the next three years, Développement international Desjardins (DID), a component of the Desjardins Group, will carry out a major project aimed at increasing interconnectivity among nearly 250 financial cooperatives within developing countries. The project, funded through a $9.1 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will span three continents and will initially allow 830,000 people to gain access to interconnected services, such as banking and electronic fund transfers among the financial cooperatives, with the goal of ultimately expanding into the extended DID network of partners.

To read the full press release, visit the Développement international Desjardins  Web site.

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