Microloans Create Opportunities for Indian Women

Jan 7, 2014

Program Update: Empowering Women in India

In 1989, Opportunity International began operations in India, home to the largest global concentration of impoverished people. Although regulatory uncertainty in India continues to make loan disbursement difficult, Opportunity India today serves more than 1.4 million clients throughout the country, and disburses 98 percent of its loans to women.

Because of your support we have been able to provide the following financial, products services and training to women in India: 

  • Insurance: Opportunity India partners with our insurance subsidiary, MicroEnsure, to offer health, life and accident insurance.
  • Habitat for Humanity partnership: Opportunity India is developing affordable Housing Loans relevant to the interests and needs of our clients.
  • Empowering and Mentoring: Mentoring designed to educate women on domestic violence awareness, family health and suicide prevention.
  • Community Outreach: Opportunity' s programs in India build strategic alliances to encourage community-wide transformation. For example, through Dia Vikas we address water, sanitation and health issues in partnerships with Healing Fields and Water.org.

With your support, we are meeting the unique needs of the women we serve in India through targeted financial services and products that make a practical, holistic transformation in their daily lives. This project on GlobalGiving has reached its fully funded status!! Thank you for all your help. All recurring donations in existance to this project will be rolled over to a similar Opportunity International program in the Philippines. Please email getinfo@opportunity.org with any questions about this projects closure due to being funded completely! 


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Project Leader

Emily Engel

Oak Brook, Illinois United States

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