Boosting money smarts for impoverished kids

The well-known saying "knowledge is power" has never been more accurate than when talking about money matters. Kids living in poverty lack financial understanding. But when they're educated on banking basics, it can influence their futures and the economies in which they live.

Boosting Money Smarts for Impoverished KidsBanking may not be a priority for many living in developing countries, but CI knows that increasing access to financial education and banking institutions promises to help reduce inequality and poverty and spur countries' economies. That's why CI offers a Social and Financial Education program. The curriculum uses fun activities, games and workshops to teach kids skills they will use for the rest of their lives. But it's more than just money smarts — the program educates kids about their rights, too.

Why is financial education so important to our kids? Get a glimpse at global money problems in this infographic.

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