Hitting the road to reach rural clients

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August 6, 2012

Opportunity blog post in 2012 on its use of mobile banking vans:

Opportunity International’s mobile banks bring high ­impact financial services to the doorsteps of rural farmers.  With 23 banking vans, each with the capacity to serve up to 5,000 clients in rural villages, the mobile banking service enables clients to deposit savings and access their accounts within walking distance of their homes and businesses.

These innovative on­-the-­go banks not only save farmers the cost and time spent traveling to far off bank branches, but provide a safe place to deposit daily earnings. 

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Opportunity International
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Opportunity International operates the Africa Growth and Innovations Initiative to promote access to loans, savings programs and other critical financial products and services by expanding delivery channels. Opportunity International also hosts the Knowledge Exchange.

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