Angola’s national microcredit campaign is aimed
at contributing to poverty reduction through promoting
awareness of the opportunities offered by microcredit
programs to target groups. The Ministry of Family
and the Promotion of Women will execute a plan coordinated
with other partners to finance small-scale commercial,
agricultural and fishing activities.
Nigeria plans to hold a national microcredit
conference in 2005 to commemorate the Year,
and will launch local campaigns to solicit
the support of local government and the private
sector for the microfinance sector. There
are plans to establish a Central Bank-Donor
Community Microfinance Consultative Forum
that will harmonize and focus donor community
support for microfinance projects in the
Mauritania is convening a national forum on the
challenges facing the growth of microcredit.
Promotional activities will also target rural
and semi-urban areas as well as the female
workers who have been recently laid off in
the textile industry.