Google Doodle Celebrates Women’s World Banking Co-Founder Esther Afua Ocloo

Google Doodle Celebrates Women’s World Banking Co-Founder Esther Afua Ocloo

Google Doodle Celebrates Women’s World Banking Co-Founder Esther Afua Ocloo

In what would have been her 98th birthday, Google Doodle is celebrating her own business woman Esther Afua Ocloo.
Ocloo was born on April 18, 1919 in Ghana, where he earned his living making jam and orange juice, according to Google. While finally getting a supply contract that provided him enough money to start his own company, Nkulenu Industries, is Ocloo’s defense for fellow entrepreneurs in the underdeveloped counties that Google Doodle stands out for on his birthday.

Google Doodle Celebrates Women’s World Banking Co-Founder Esther Afua Ocloo

Ocloo is considered a pioneer of microcredit, or give small low-income women loans when they could not get loans from banks. She also taught other Ghanaian women what she knew, including the food processing techniques she had collected during a trip to England. Conscious of the impact women could have on their lives and their communities, Ocloo helped co-found Women’s World Banking in 1979 – a non-profit organization that offers low-income women in 29 different countries small loans to start Or expand their business. The organization continues to work to empower women around the world through financial inclusion to this day.

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