Microloans Create Opportunities for Indian Women

 
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  • Microloans Create Opportunities for Indian Women has received 1 donation
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  • Microloans Create Opportunities for Indian Women has made updates to their project page.
    • 9 months ago
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  • Microloans Create Opportunities for Indian Women posted a progress report
    Program Update: Empowering Women in India
    By - Ally Lynch - Manager, Online Marketing
    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...
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  • Microloans Create Opportunities for Indian Women has received 10 donations
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  • Microloans Create Opportunities for Indian Women has received 12 donations
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  • Microloans Create Opportunities for Indian Women has received 5 donations
    • 11 months ago
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  • Microloans Create Opportunities for Indian Women posted a progress report
    India Update: Suvarna Panurang Phalke's Story
    By - Madeline Stone - Marketing and Communications Associate
    Because of your generous support, women like Suvarna are able to overcome the hardships associated with chronic poverty. With access to financial services, families no longer have to fear tomorrow. Just a small loan can give a hardworking entrepreneur the opportunity to achieve life-changing transformation. With the proper...
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  • Microloans Create Opportunities for Indian Women has received 100 donations
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  • Microloans Create Opportunities for Indian Women posted a progress report
    One Loan Changes the Lives of Many
    By - Christie Lacey - Marketing Associate
    Meet Opportunity Loan Client, Deepa. Deepa is a jewelry maker living in Chennai, India. Deepa comes from a marginalized gypsy community in an unhealthy living environment. Before joining Opportunity, Deepa used to collect and sell waste paper, earning less than $2 a day.She felt stuck in poverty until she heard about...
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  • Microloans Create Opportunities for Indian Women posted a progress report
    Measurable transformation to 1.4 million families
    By - Ian Haisley - Director of Online Strategy
    India has the largest concentration of the poor globally, with over 840 million people living on less than $2 per day. Opportunity is achieving widespread impact in India through 14 institutions, including Growing Opportunity Finance, serving 1.4 million clients through 739 branches across 190 districts in 19 states. Along...
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  • Microloans Create Opportunities for Indian Women posted a progress report
    Performance Spotlight
    By - Ian Haisley - Director of Online Strategy
    India has the largest concentration of the poor globally, but since October 2010, microfinance investors and lenders throughout India were forced to slow lending or step out. In December 2011, the Reserve Bank amended microfinance regulations to allow some microfinance practitioners with proven fair practices, like...
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  • Microloans Create Opportunities for Indian Women has made updates to their project page.
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  • Vikram
    Vikram I hate that you did not mention your religious affiliation in your project. For the benefit of others, here it is - http://www.opportunity.org/about/our-beliefs-about-christian-microfinance/
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    • Alexis
      Alexis Hi Vikram, thank you for your feedback. We rely on suggestions like yours to help us improve the project descriptions on the website. How could we make our project pages better? Would you like us to display organizations’ religious affiliation (or lack thereof) on each project page? What additional information would you... Read more »
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  • Microloans Create Opportunities for Indian Women posted a progress report
    Meet 1st Grader Scholarship Recipient, Ramya
    By - Emily Terrell - Online Community Specialist
    One of the ways Opportunity creates a better future for Indian women is through our education finance loans. We believe the most basic but essential building block of empowering people to work their way out of poverty is education. This is more than common sense, there are facts, including these from USAID, to back it...
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  • Microloans Create Opportunities for Indian Women has made updates to their project page.
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  • Microloans Create Opportunities for Indian Women has made updates to their project page.
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  • Microloans Create Opportunities for Indian Women has received 79 donations
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  • Microloans Create Opportunities for Indian Women posted a progress report
    Banking on Education in India
    By - Emily Engel - Online Community Specialist
    Many women in India struggle to find the money to send their children to school. So a few years ago, Opportunity launched a school loan problem to help educate the future generations.  The Banking on Education pilot at Growing Opportunity Finance commenced in May 2010, focusing primarily on school fee loans, with a...
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  • Microloans Create Opportunities for Indian Women posted a progress report
    An Indian Woman Empowered by Opportunity
    By - Emily Engel - Marketing and Communications Intern
    Empowering Indian Women Opportunity’s Indian microfinance organizations disburse 99.6% of their loans to women. In addition to group loans and financial training, each institution seeks to meet the needs of its clients by building partnerships to help them succeed. Some highlights of these transformational...
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  • Microloans Create Opportunities for Indian Women has made updates to their project page.
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  • Microloans Create Opportunities for Indian Women posted a progress report
    A Day in the Life of a Trust Fund President
    By - Ally Lynch - Campaign Specialist
    It’s Monday and A. Sheela Shantakumari is leading the Baba Trust Group meeting in Chennai, India. Nineteen women have joined together to repay loans, learn accounting skills and socialize. Like many women in the world whose activity is limited by social conventions, Sheela barely left her house two years ago....
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  • Microloans Create Opportunities for Indian Women has made updates to their project page.
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  • Microloans Create Opportunities for Indian Women posted a progress report
    Activity Highlights
    By - David Santoso - Online Community Specialist
    Ending Domestic Violence  Opportunity and the International Foundation for Crime Prevention and Victim Care (PCVC) bring light to the deep-seated assumptions and attitudes toward women. PCVC conducts seminars on domestic violence, challenging assumptions and leading open discussions. “I found this training...
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  • Microloans Create Opportunities for Indian Women has received 44 donations
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  • Microloans Create Opportunities for Indian Women posted a progress report
    Low-Cost Health Insurance in India
    By - Jacqueline Ryan - Marketing Intern
    MicroEnsure, a subsidiary of Opportunity International, is the world’s first microinsurance intermediary, and it serves people living in poverty with innovative products in crop, loan, health, life and property insurance, offering clients and their families a safety net when an unexpected hardship or disaster occurs....
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  • Microloans Create Opportunities for Indian Women posted a progress report
    Colony in India is Capitalizing on Opportunity
    By - Olivia Schultz - Project Personnel
    Member of Opportunity's Womens Opportunity Network, Julie Hindmarsh, recently visited a leprosy colony in India. Having strong ties to their families, the women Julie visited have all opted to stay in this colony and start their own businesses, many making candles. These women comprise a Trust Group called Sigaram...
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  • Microloans Create Opportunities for Indian Women posted a progress report
    Microfinance Services Expand in India
    By - Emily Riemer - Marketing Communications Specialist
    This past December, The UPS Foundation, the charitable arm of UPS, has awarded Opportunity International a grant in the amount of $100,000. The grant fosters economic literacy, as well as improves access to affordable microfinance services in India. “Opportunity International is grateful to The UPS Foundation for...
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  • Microloans Create Opportunities for Indian Women has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
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  • Microloans Create Opportunities for Indian Women has received 9 donations
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Project Leader

Emily Engel

Oak Brook, Illinois United States

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