EU External Investment Plan

Teaching Milembe to manage her own finances

Milembe Daniel is a 19 year-old student from Tanzania. She wasn’t aware of the importance of saving for her future – or how to go about it.

That’s where the EU External Investment Plan came in. It’s a €4.5 billion initiative to attract €44 billion in new investment in countries near the EU and in Africa by 2020. And it’s supporting programmes like the one Milembe followed. These give young women in particular the skills to take charge of their finances – and build a better future for themselves.