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06 Nov 2013 description

By Jim Stipe

BALTIMORE, MD, November 6, 2013 – Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and The MasterCard Foundation have announced a new partnership that will expand financial services to 500,000 people in Zambia, Senegal, Burkina Faso and Uganda, thereby benefiting over 2.5 million people overall. The Expanding Financial Inclusion in Africa (EFI) project will provide poor families in remote rural areas with access to basic savings and credit services, putting them on a path to financial security and independence.

16 Apr 2009 description

Richmond, Va. - April 16, 2009 - An African child dies every 30 seconds from this same disease; nearly a half billion people become ill because of it.