Thursday, April 20, 2017

The late Ghanaian entrepreneur and women's rights activist Esther Afua Ocloo has been honoured with a Google Doodle on the search giant's UK homepage today.
Google honours Ghana's most successful businesswoman

Esther’s company was the first in Africa to develop local food processing on an industrial scale. Her Nkulenu brand's canned palm fruit, jams and other products are still sold widely in Ghana and exported to the rest of the world.
Google honours Ghana's most successful business woman
Google honours Ghana's most successful business woman

Esther, who passed on in February 8th 2002, is credited for being among the pioneers of micro-financing, thus helping to improve financial inclusion for millions of women across the world.
"On what would have been her 98th birthday, today’s Doodle shows Esther empowering the women of Ghana with the tools to improve their lives and communities," said Google.

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