The pan-African bank, Ecobank, has partnered with the children’s rights non-profit organisation, Terre des Hommes.
The Safe Savings Project, a year-long pilot project, will improve security for children in Togo.
The project was launched at Ecobank’s headquarters in Togo’s capital city, Lomé.
“As the leader in digital financial services in Africa, we work hard to ensure that all Africans have access to better financial services and that includes the most vulnerable members of our communities,” stated Ade Ayeyemi, Group CEO at Ecobank.
“Children in the streets are often subject to abuse, neglect, exploitation, and need our protection. By offering them a reliable and secure saving mechanism we hope we can help them protect their livelihoods and build a better future.”
“We work closely with the children to understand the issues they face in their daily environments,” noted Pierre Philippe, Director of Programmes and Technical Resources at Terre des Hommes.
“As their own agents of change, we identified potential solutions together. We expect the SaVa Project will evolve over the next months to ensure we can genuinely improve the lives of children in the streets of Lomé.”