Launch of the FPM Financial and Digital Education Project in partnership with VISA

The FPM ASBL, represented by its General Manager, Mr. Jean-Claude THETIKA has officially launched, March 24, 2023 in Kinshasa the Financial and Digital Education Program (PEFD) in partnership with VISA, represented by Mrs. Sophie Kafuti, Country Director for the DR Congo.

This program is a continuation of the National Financial Education Program (PNEF) set up in 2016 by the Central Bank of Congo (BCC) with the technical and financial support of GIZ, and for which the FPM ASBL has been an important partner in the implementation of activities.

This financial and digital education program, will be implemented over a period of 3 years and has the following objectives:
– Provide the Congolese population with the necessary knowledge, skills and confidence in order to optimally manage its finances.
– To optimize the use of existing payment methods on the market.
– To support the increase of financial inclusion in the DRC.

The awareness and implementation of the financial education program will be done in 10 provinces of the DRC through 3 axes:

– The implementation of a multimedia campaign
– The organization of Training of Trainers and multipliers
– The organization of financial education forums.

VISA is an international payment technology company that enables consumers, businesses, banks and governments to use digital payments.
As a trusted network, VISA facilitates digital payments in more than 200 countries and territories among a global array of consumers, merchants, financial institutions, businesses, strategic partners and government entities through innovative technologies.

Sharing the same vision in terms of financial inclusion, the two entities have signed this partnership for the continuity of financial education on a large scale in DR Congo.


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