Why Banks Must See African Women Entrepreneurs As Game Changers

allAfrica.com's Juanita Williams spoke with musician and activist Angelique Kidjo about her latest role in an  African Development Bank and G7 collaboration, Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (Afawa) - a pan-African initiative to bridge the $42 billion financing gap facing women in Africa. "I have been putting young girls through school and when you finish a cycle and want to get to work, there is no financial institutions that are willing to give them any help to get there. I think that women of Africa are really among those human beings on this planet that can move the needle," Kidjo said.

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AFAWA (Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa) is a pan-African initiative to bridge the $42 billion financing gap facing women in Africa.

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