The Rhinebeck Rotary Club recently hosted Cathleen Tobin from the Women’s World Banking which is a global non-profit organization devoted to giving more low-income women access to the financial tools and resources essential to their security and prosperity.

For more than 35 years Women’s World Banking has worked with financial institutions to show them the benefit of investing in women as clients, and as leaders.  Women’s World Banking equips these institutions to meet women’s needs through authoritative market research, leadership training, sustainable financial products and consumer education.

Recently, Ms. Tobin, a native of Rhinebeck, shared her experiences while working on a significant project in Kenya, Africa.  The project matched a highly rated African television show and several local banks to help increase financial inclusion for low-income women. The results of the project included an additional opening of 240,000 new savings accounts for low-income women.

The Rhinebeck Rotary Club meets on Mondays at 12:15pm throughout the year, and is a humanitarian organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of others through various projects locally, nationally, and internationally. The regular club meetings typically feature speakers who cover a variety of human interest topics. For more information on becoming a member, or to reserve a spot at the aforementioned meeting, please call David Albahary at 914-244-0333.

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