Help Women in Rwanda Fight Against Poverty

 
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  • Help Women in Rwanda Fight Against Poverty has made updates to their project page.
    • 9 months ago
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  • Help Women in Rwanda Fight Against Poverty posted a progress report
    Thank you for funding this project!
    By - Ally Lynch - Online Marketing Manager
    Mukamuhizi Alphosina is married with two children. Her husband is her partner in business. Their business is to sell different types of food in the markets. She sells food goods such as beans, corn, wheat etc., before borrowing a loan from Opportunity her business was not able to support her family in the way they...
    • 9 months ago
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  • Help Women in Rwanda Fight Against Poverty has received 6 donations
    • 10 months ago
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  • Help Women in Rwanda Fight Against Poverty has received 2 donations
    • 11 months ago
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  • Help Women in Rwanda Fight Against Poverty posted a progress report
    Afsa is now a leader of her community
    By - Madeline Stone - Marketing and Communications Associate
     For 13 years, Afsa has served as the leader of her Opportunity Rwanda Trust Group located outside Kigali, Rwanda, where she lives with her husband and five children. Afsa, who once struggled to make ends meet selling sugar, rice and flour, now operates a thriving business selling colorful fabric used to craft...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Help Women in Rwanda Fight Against Poverty has received 13 donations
    • 1 year ago
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  • Help Women in Rwanda Fight Against Poverty posted a progress report
    Anitha's Story of Hope
    By - Robert Smith - Opportunity International
    “It’s reassuring to know that we are facing the future together” Anitha is the mother of five children in primary school.  Until two years ago, Anitha worked in a nursery in her community. When she lost her job she also lost the family’s only source of income. “I didn’t know what to...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Help Women in Rwanda Fight Against Poverty posted a progress report
    Performance Spotlight
    By - Ian Haisley - Director of Online Strategy
    Recently named a top-running bank by the National Bank of Rwanda, Opportunity Rwanda has achieved steady growth in all areas of outreach. Living up to its name, Banki ya Bose, or Bank for All, Opportunity Rwanda increased its savings outreach by a remarkable 40% which helped the bank double its savings portfolio over one...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Help Women in Rwanda Fight Against Poverty posted a progress report
    Bringing Opportunities to Rwandan Families
    By - Emily Terrell - Online Community Specialist
    Your support has helped us develop a number of product innovations that bring even more opportunities to families trying to work themselves out of poverty.  Product innovations open doors and protect against loss. Loan officers work closely with clients to ensure they have the right services to build thriving...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Help Women in Rwanda Fight Against Poverty has made updates to their project page.
    • 2 years ago
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  • Help Women in Rwanda Fight Against Poverty posted a progress report
    Meet Client Alphonsine Mukamuhizi
    By - Emily Terrell - Online Community Specialist
    Families mired in poverty are making the most of the opportunities you make possible, living their dream of having a different and better life. Because you invested in Opportunity Rwanda, we can continue to invest in people like Alphonsine Mukamuhizi as we expand deeper into rural areas like the community of Ntunga, where...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Help Women in Rwanda Fight Against Poverty has received 5 donations
    • 2 years ago
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  • Help Women in Rwanda Fight Against Poverty posted a progress report
    Banking on Rwanda's Farmers
    By - Emily Engel - Online Community Specialist
    Approximately 70% of Africans work in agriculture and these households are some of the poorest in the world. Opportunity found that farmers in Africa are producing at only 40% of their potential because they cannot access the needed best-practice information, financing and markets. With your help we work with small-scale...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Help Women in Rwanda Fight Against Poverty posted a progress report
    Savings Accounts Change Women's Lives
    By - Emily Engel - Marketing and Communications Intern
    Empowering Women to Save Opportunity International realizes that a key part of empowering women to fight poverty lies in providing them with tools to save their money. In 2008, Opportunity International embarked on its most ambitious effort to date, a $123.6 million Bankingon Africa campaign to expand financial...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Help Women in Rwanda Fight Against Poverty posted a progress report
    Francine Mukeshimana's Story
    By - Ally Lynch - Outreach Campaign Specialist
    Here is how Opportunity International's financial services help women change their future and the future of their families and communities. Francine Mukeshimana, a widow and mother of five young children, found herself unable to support her family. To make matters worse her own health was failing and doctors would not treat...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Help Women in Rwanda Fight Against Poverty has made updates to their project page.
    • 2 years ago
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  • Help Women in Rwanda Fight Against Poverty posted a progress report
    Program Updates
    By - David Santoso - Online Community Specialist
    In the last decade, Opportunity International embarked on an agricultural finance and rural savings program to spur economic activity and provide enduring resources for smallholder farmers and other rural clients in Rwanda. Opportunity’s approach is to help farmers move from subsistence growing to...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Help Women in Rwanda Fight Against Poverty has received 5 donations
    • 3 years ago
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  • Help Women in Rwanda Fight Against Poverty posted a progress report
    John Deere Grant Brings Services to Farmers
    By - Jacqueline Ryan - Project Personnel
    Opportunity International has recently received a $2.5 million grant from the John Deere Foundation. This donation supports the Bank on Africa campaign, which aims to bring financial services to farmers and other entrepreneurs in many African countries, including Rwanda. “Opportunity International is creating a...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Help Women in Rwanda Fight Against Poverty has made updates to their project page.
    • 3 years ago
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  • Help Women in Rwanda Fight Against Poverty posted a progress report
    Meet Transformational Impact Manager
    By - Olivia Schultz - Project Personnel
      Meet Daniel Ryumugabe, the transformational impact manager from Urwego Opportunity Bank (UOB) of Rwanda. About life in Rwanda today, he told us, “Today, we are not just Hutus and Tutsis, we are not our ethnic groups, we are all Rwandans and we share one language and one culture.” Daniel...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Help Women in Rwanda Fight Against Poverty has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
    • 3 years ago
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Emily Engel

Oakbrook, IL United States

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