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African Women Convene to Focus on Impoverished Women

Forty delegates from finance sectors across 14 African countries will convene in South Africa this week to discuss methods of empowering poor women. The conference, organized by Women’s World Banking (WWB), will establish a regional network representing 326 institutions that aims to increase women’s access to finance, technology, and markets. “What we need are more institutions committed to sustainable microfinance. The organization emerging from this meeting will make a difference in the lives of millions of poor Africans,” stated Nancy Barry, the president of WWB.

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Africa News, 25 July 2000