Microloans empower Colombian parents

 
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  • Microloans empower Colombian parents has made updates to their project page.
    • 9 months ago
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  • Microloans empower Colombian parents has received 6 donations
    • 10 months ago
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  • Microloans empower Colombian parents has received 1 donation
    • 11 months ago
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  • Microloans empower Colombian parents posted a progress report
    Maria Fanny Martinez is unstoppable.
    By - Christie Lacey - Marketing Associate
    This is Maria Fanny Martinez. She was forced to leave her home country of Columbia along with all of her family and friends she had there because she could not find employment there. She moved to Venezuela where she worked in a sweatshop for several years. After working at the clothing factory for a long time she became a...
    • 1 year ago
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    • Kat
      Kat As you noticed by the title of this article, Colombia is spelled with two Os not Columbia as it was profusely misspelled throught the article< - it has nothing to do with Spanish to English translation, in English it is still - Colombia.
      • 1 year ago
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  • Microloans empower Colombian parents has received 8 donations
    • 1 year ago
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  • Microloans empower Colombian parents posted a progress report
    A Progress Report
    By - Ian Haisley - Director of Online Strategy
    Because of you, we have much to be thankful for. Our new finance company in Colombia became a deposit-taking financial institution on June 22, 2012. You helped Opportunity make a lasting difference for hard-working entrepreneurs like Lucy Estrada Vasquez, an artisan from San Jacinto, Colombia. According to Lucy, “My...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Microloans empower Colombian parents has made updates to their project page.
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  • Microloans empower Colombian parents posted a progress report
    Celebrate Tulia Ledesma!
    By - Ian Haisley - Director of Online Strategy
    As a widow with five children and 22 grand-children, Tulia Ledesma carried a heavy burden to support her extended family. Pursuing her talents as a seamstress with help from Opportunity, she now has a thriving sewing business. “I am head of the household – father and mother, grandmother and everything in...
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  • Microloans empower Colombian parents has made updates to their project page.
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  • Microloans empower Colombian parents has made updates to their project page.
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  • Microloans empower Colombian parents posted a progress report
    The Promise of Transformation in Colombia
    By - Emily Terrell - Online Community Specialist
    As of June 30, 2012, Opportunity Colombia has active loans to 7,445 families. While Opportunity was focused on opening the new financial institution and the development of savings products which will soon be introduced, transformation activities continued in full force. In a bold new move toward innovative client...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Microloans empower Colombian parents posted a progress report
    Updates from Colombia
    By - Emily Engel - Online Community Specialist
    Updates from Opportunity Colombia Although new lending is temporarily on hold which has reduced the number of active clients with loans and the lending portfolio, you are funding activities that benefit clients, their families and the community including transformation. Increasing focus on holistic transformation. Whereas...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Microloans empower Colombian parents has received 8 donations
    • 2 years ago
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  • Microloans empower Colombian parents posted a progress report
    Jose Mes Julio- a parent and small business owner
    By - Ally Lynch - Campaign Specialist
    Jose Julio is married to Juana Maza. Together they have five kids. In general, Jose Julio is not a serious man. He loves to smile and laugh. However, when it comes to his business, he gets serious. Three years ago he began as a trust group client in the group La Fe de Gambote. In his first loan cycle, he borrowed 200,000...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Microloans empower Colombian parents posted a progress report
    Meet Alfonsina Romero Quintero
    By - Ally Lynch - Campaign Specialist
    Meet our client, Alfonsina Romero Quintero Alfonsina Romero Quintero is 34 years old. She is married to Antonio Perez Placa. Together they have a 12 year old and 5 year old son. While her husband works in construction, Alfonsina has a stand in the Basurto market where she sells fresh vegetables. She is from Baranquilla...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Microloans empower Colombian parents posted a progress report
    Activity Highlights
    By - David Santoso - Online Community Specialist
    Empowering youth through experiential training Now in its second year of operation, the Colombia Youth Entrepreneurship Pilot is achieving remarkable success as it trains and empowers a motivated group of 409 of tomorrow’s leaders. A noteworthy example of what we accomplished with your investment in 2011 includes the...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Microloans empower Colombian parents posted a progress report
    Teaching Cartagena’s Youth to Dream Big
    By - Jacqueline Ryan - Marketing Intern
    “Dream Big!” hailed Alejandra Sayas as she shared with us her greatest challenges and hopes in her work with the youth of Cartagena. She said, “My biggest challenge has been to encourage kids in a society that does not encourage or allow them to dream.” Alejandra is the leader of Opportunity...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Microloans empower Colombian parents has received 10 donations
    • 3 years ago
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  • Microloans empower Colombian parents posted a progress report
    Seeing the Difference a Microloan Makes: Colombia
    By - Olivia Schultz - Project Personnel
      Emily Soltvedt, Young Ambassadors for Opportunity leader and Board of Governors member, took an insightful trip to Colombia with Opportunity International. She was so inspired by the people she met there, and she shares a story about a client who "took out a loan for her business, and is making high end...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Microloans empower Colombian parents posted a progress report
    "Opportunity" for Housing in Colombia
    By - Emily Riemer - Marketing Communications Specialist
    In recent news, Opportunity loans have brought about better housing in developing areas. For many Colombians, heavy rains bring about serious challenges. Nobody knows this better than Danilsa Maria Hernandez Ramos of Arjona. Danilsa’s traditional village home used to pool with water, turning her dirt floors into...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Microloans empower Colombian parents has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
    • 4 years ago
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Organization

Project Leader

Ian Haisley

Director of Online Strategy
Oak Brook, IL United States

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