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Open A Bank Account


Millions of men and women in developing nations are illiterate.  Therefore fInancial illiteracy is a given.  Small amounts of cash are often horded  in their house or given into safekeeping to a relative.  Amcariza's founder Yasmin was recently distressed to come across a woman who had lost her savings in this manner. When asked whether she has ever thought about opening a bank account, the reply was "but I am too poor and illierate.  I feel intimidated to open a bank account. After all, isn't that for rich people?"

Yasmin explained that bank accounts could help empower an individual and their family becasue with correct financial planning and the 80:20 rule (where you spend 80 and save 20) -  money would be there for a rainy day. And even if the person were to die or fall ill, there is a safe means to collect the money.  

Amcariza FFABB Bank Account project will cost as follows:

Total - £30
Fixer fee (to process the bank forms and translate)
Initial savings
Transport costs
Completion of bank account
Photographs of the account holder (often intimidating for women).

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