A report on Esther Afua Ocloo

Ghanaian businesswoman and pioneer of microlending, a programme of making small loans in order to stimulate businesses.

- Esther Afua Ocloo

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Women's World Banking

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Nonprofit organization that provides strategic support, technical assistance and information to a global network of 55 independent microfinance institutions and banks that offer credit and other financial services to low-income entrepreneurs in the developing world, with a particular focus on women.

Nonprofit organization that provides strategic support, technical assistance and information to a global network of 55 independent microfinance institutions and banks that offer credit and other financial services to low-income entrepreneurs in the developing world, with a particular focus on women.

The Founding Committee included Michaela Walsh, the first woman manager of Merrill Lynch International, who became the organization's first president; Ela Bhatt, founder and president of India's Self Employed Women's Association (SEWA), the world's first and largest trade union for undocumented women workers; and Esther Ocloo, one of Ghana's leading entrepreneurs and a prominent advocate of the role of women in economic development, who served as the first chairperson of WWB's Board of Directors.

World Conference on Women, 1975

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Held between 19 June and 2 July 1975 in Mexico City, Mexico.

Held between 19 June and 2 July 1975 in Mexico City, Mexico.

The founders of Women's World Banking met as part of the tribunal, including Michaela Walsh, a program associate at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, who met Ela R. Bhatt, founder of Self-Employed Women's Association of India, and Esther Ocloo, a Ghanaian businesswoman.

Ela Bhatt, October 2013

Ela Bhatt

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Indian cooperative organiser, activist and Gandhian, who found the Self-Employed Women's Association of India (SEWA) in 1972, and served as its general secretary from 1972 to 1996.

Indian cooperative organiser, activist and Gandhian, who found the Self-Employed Women's Association of India (SEWA) in 1972, and served as its general secretary from 1972 to 1996.

Ela Bhatt, October 2013

She was one of the founders of Women's World Banking in 1979 with Esther Ocloo and Michaela Walsh, and served as its chair from 1980 to 1998.

Ewe artwork

Ewe people

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The Ewe people (Eʋeawó, lit. "Ewe people"; or Mono Kple Volta Tɔ́sisiwo Dome, lit. "Ewe nation","Eʋenyigba" Eweland; ) are a Gbe ethnic group.

The Ewe people (Eʋeawó, lit. "Ewe people"; or Mono Kple Volta Tɔ́sisiwo Dome, lit. "Ewe nation","Eʋenyigba" Eweland; ) are a Gbe ethnic group.

Ewe artwork
Ewe-speaking region (yellow).
Fétiche Ewé-Togo
Eglise Saint-Augustin de Lomé was built in 1934 by the French.
Ewe kente cloth
Traditional Ewe dancers performing the bɔbɔbɔ
A Gbedzimido dancer [entertainer] in his hand-made attire
The flag of the Ewe people.

Esther Ocloo - First Ghanaian female industrialist