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Opportunity International Bank Malawi

Partnership period: January 2015 – July 2017

Country: Malawi

ACHIEVEMENTS: During the program partnership, 16,946 smallholder farmers were trained and 19,400 farmers benefited from financial services. At least 30 percent of the training and financial services directly benefited women.

PURPOSE: Work with Opportunity International and Catholic Relief Services to provide financial and banking services to groundnut, soybean, and orange-fleshed sweet potato farmers in Malawi.

APPROACH: To make financial services affordable and ensure loan repayment, the project trained groups of farmers in good agricultural practices.