Esther Afua Ocloo

 

 

Age: 83

 

Summary: Ghanaian entrepreneur who promoted the role of women in economic development and was the first chairwoman of Women's World Banking, who pioneered the practice of micro-lending, providing tiny loans to small home-based businesses.

 

 

Cause of Death: Pneumonia

 

Born: April 18, 1919

 

Died: February 8, 2002

 

Location: Accra, Ghana