Richard Chongo is the Country Director for Opportunity International Malawi. His primary goal is to see people lifted out of poverty. He believes that access to an affordable set of financial services is a great tool to achieve that ambition. He has therefore dedicated his energy to design and manage rural empowerment programs that raise the economic and social status of people living in poverty. His passion and experience have fed into creating financial and non-financial products, services and delivery channels that add value and appropriately meet the needs of women, children and youth, especially those living in rural and agricultural communities.