Opportunity International supports Otumfuo Osei Tutu II Foundation

CEO of Opportunity International Savings and Loans exchanging pleasantries with Otumfuo Osei Tutu II at the Akwasidae Festival

As part of activities marking its 20th Anniversary celebrations, Opportunity International Savings and Loans Ltd. (OISL) paid a courtesy call to His Majesty, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II during the Akwasidae Festival. The purpose of the visit was to express gratitude to His Royal Majesty for his support since the inception of the company which started in Kumasi twenty years ago and to seek his blessings for the forthcoming events marking the Anniversary celebrations.

The delegation comprised Rev. Dr Kwabena Darko, the first Board Chairman of OISL, Mr. Katey Assem, the current Board Chairman, Mr. Kwame Owusu-Boateng, Chief Executive Officer of OISL, some Board Members of OISL including Mr. Benjamin Kwasi Kusi, Ms. Alberta Quarcoopome, Hajia Azara Abukari-Haroun and Mrs. Joyce Boeh-Ocansey, and a cross-section of Management and staff of the Institution.

As part of its charitable works, OISL also donated GH¢50,000 to the Otumfuo Osei Tutu II Foundation to support their operations. The Otumfuo Osei Tutu II Foundation seeks to build sustainable programs, services, and projects to improve the quality of life of Ghanaians.

The Chief Executive Officer of OISL Mr. Kwame Owusu-Boateng speaking on behalf of the institution, stated that the donation was in accordance with the company’s vision of promoting a world in which all people have the opportunity to achieve a life free from poverty, with dignity and purpose. This he said closely aligns with the objectives of the Otumfuo Osei Tutu II Foundation.

Some Board Members, Management and Staff of Opportunity International Savings and Loans Ltd. at the Akwasidae Festival

He further emphasized that the majority of customers served by OISL are vulnerable, particularly women who may feel hesitant to approach a traditional Bank for banking services due to various reasons. However, he emphasized that over the years, OISL has successfully reached out to such individuals and provided them with collateral-free loans, opportunities for secure savings as well as financial literacy trainings.

He reaffirmed the institution’s commitment to empowering individuals (particularly women), businesses, and communities through innovative financial and non-financial solutions. Additionally, he emphasized that the institution remains steadfast in its commitment of promoting positive change in the lives of its clients and making meaningful contributions to national development.

In conclusion, he expressed his heartfelt gratitude to His Majesty, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II for graciously receiving the delegation despite his busy schedule during the Akwasidae festival.

Opportunity International Savings and Loans Ltd. is one of the leading Savings and Loans companies in Ghana, operating in ten (10) out of the sixteen (16) regions in Ghana. It is dedicated to providing innovative financial and non-financial products and services that are targeted at bringing people at the base of the pyramid into mainstream financial services, thereby advancing financial inclusion.

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 30 countries across the globe, serving over twenty (20) million customers with Micro Banking, Micro Insurance, Agriculture, Education Finance, and Innovative Non-Financial Services.

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