Abake Assongba has been involved in the financial industry for over a decade before she had the inclination to create the humanitarian organization Abake's Foundation". Born in West Africa, she has lived and studied both in Paris, as well as New York City. In addition to traveling extensively throughout the world, she is truly a citizen of the world with a keen understanding of how the world works together. Originally, the foundation was established to better assist impoverished children in Africa by initiating Micro-Loans to women, as well as educational scholarships and localized farming grants. Mrs. Assongba is currently working on expanding the foundations reach within the United States and the many children whom are also in need domestically.