Child & Youth Finance International are delighted to announce that their founder and Managing Director, Jeroo Billimoria, has ranked 3rd in the charity and non-profit category of Opzij’s Top 100 Influential Women!
Working to support children and youth where they need it most, Jeroo has founded 3 pioneering NGOs; Child Helpline International, Aflatoun, and Child & Youth Finance International (CYFI). Within her role as Managing Director of CYFI, Jeroo and her Team lead the Child and Youth Finance Movement – a global network dedicated to promoting the financial education and inclusion of children and youth, and creating the systemic change necessary to achieve the economic empowerment of young people worldwide.
Influencing the Economic Empowerment of Youth
Jeroo's work in devising long-term solutions to poverty and her commitment to ensuring financial literacy amongst children and youth has cemented her reputation as an innovative social entrepreneur, both in the Netherlands and internationally.
CYFI’s partner organizations were also represented on this year’s list from Opzij - Sigrid van Aker, Chairman of the Board for the Goede Doelen Loterijen and board member for Novamedia, and APG’s Angelien Kemna, one of CYFI’s Supervisory Board members.
Opzij’s inclusion of several stakeholders from the Child and Youth Finance Movement on their Top 100 list presents an exciting moment for the economic empowerment of young people, and the opportunity to create systemic change to break enduring cycles of poverty for good.