Opportunity India provides 100% of its loans to women, who are most in need of financial services. Opportunity is seeking partners to create growing opportunities for women in India.
Up to 87% of the poorest households in India do not have access to credit, and up to 380 million people are in need of microfinance services, especially women. Unfortunately, women do not have access to many business and educational opportunities that men do, but you and Opportunity are changing that. Through microloans, women in India are able to start businesses and develop economic security.
Microloans create opportunities for women to flourish. With a small loan of only $159, a woman can buy a cow to sell milk, or purchase material to sew and sell saris, which helps provide for her family's needs and unveil her limitless potential.
Through Trust Groups and microloans, women learn new skills creating economic development and sustainability, a network of support, and financial independence for the first time in their lives.
"Today, the Pudhiya Padhai Trust Group earns on average $8 per day, compared to their previous income of $2.50 per day before they joined Opportunity. They have also saved $800 as a group." - Lydia Baldridge Meier, Opportunity's Campaign Manager
Total Funding Received to Date: $11,823
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $3,177
Total Funding Goal: $15,000