29 March 2007 - Micro-financing empowers women and changes lives in Togo

Tape#: JN 7019
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In Togo and other developing nations, micro-loans have helped women and their children break the cycle of poverty.

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Production date: 14 March 2007

Duration: 2:38

Keywords: UNICEF, children, Togo, education, empowerment

Main shooting locations: Agokpame, Togo

Main sequences: The introduction of micro-credit to villages in Togo is helping to empower women and break the cycle of poverty. Using loans that would seem small to a regular bank, Togolese women are building businesses, keeping their children in school and beginning to change social dynamics in their region of West Africa. 

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