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JANUARY 13, 2010

Women’s World Banking to Increase Access to Savings for Millions of Poor Worldwide - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

NEW YORK -- Women’s World Banking (WWB), a thirty-year old network of leading microfinance institutions and banks dedicated to the economic empowerment of women, today announced a landmark $8.5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant will enable WWB to create over the next ten years innovative savings products and services for nearly seven million low-income people in Latin America, Africa and Asia.

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