Zoneziwoh's Blog – March 2012 Archive (1)

Rural women find empowerment through finance

Long before Cameroon’s independence and the creation of women’s NGOs and microfinance institutions, grassroots women realized the need to empower themselves through local means.

Known as ‘ngangis’ or ‘tontines’ (women-owned spaces), they have existed for centuries. To date, ngangis remain one of the most active and oldest forms of rotating micro savings programs for many people--grassroots women in particular.

Through these ngangis, women have sought better opportunities to…

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Added by zoneziwoh on March 19, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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