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Opportunity International Savings and Loans organizes an exhibition for 20 ‘kayayei’ ladies

Opportunity International Savings and Loans Ltd (OISL) has organized an exhibition for some beneficiaries of their Kayayie project on the 2nd and 5th of April in Accra and Kumasi respectively. The exhibition brought together twenty (20) ladies who have undergone skills training through the Institutions Kayayie project which is currently being supported and funded by the Medicor Foundation.

The Kayayei project by Opportunity International Savings and Loans Ltd. seeks to empower women, particularly Head Porters (Kayayie ladies), who have migrated from the Northern part of Ghana to the South in search of economic opportunities. Since the inception of the project in 2019, the project has transformed two hundred and sixty-two (262) ladies with livelihood and life skills.

The exhibition events provided an opportunity for these beneficiaries to present and market their products to both the general public and some clients of the institution. Featured among the array of items which were on display were Hand Sanitizers, Liquid Soaps, Floor Cleaners, Powdered Soaps, Antiseptics, Earrings, Bangles, Beaded Slippers, Shower Gels, and many more.

The atmosphere was charged with excitement, as Senior Management and Staff from OISL joined in to celebrate the accomplishments of these dedicated and hardworking ladies. Mr. Kwame Owusu-Boateng, CEO of Opportunity International Savings and Loans Ltd. congratulated the ladies for their achievements and hard work, assuring them of the company’s continual support. He also expressed gratitude to all participants for their support.

The results of the events were indeed impressive, as clients, staff, and the general public showed their support by purchasing the majority of the products on display. Additionally, some members of the public exchanged contacts with the ladies for potential future collaborations.

Opportunity International Savings and Loans Ltd. is one of the leading Financial Institutions in the country and currently has thirty- eight (38) branches in ten (10) out of the sixteen (16) regions of Ghana serving over 660,000 clients across the country. It is a subsidiary of Opportunity International, a global organization with its Head Office in Chicago, USA. The Institution delivers services and programs to clients in thirty (30) countries across the globe, serving over twenty (20) million customers with Micro Banking, Micro Insurance, Agriculture, Education Finance, and Innovative Non-Financial Services.