Opportunity International

Our mission is to provide opportunities for people in chronic poverty to transform their lives. Our strategy is to create jobs, stimulate small businesses and strengthen communities among the poor. Our method is to work through sustainable local microfinance institutions that provide small business loans, savings, insurance and training. Our commitment is motivated by Jesus Christ's call to serve the poor. Our core values are respect, commitment to the poor, integrity and stewardship.
Help bring Financial Stability to Uganda
 
With 90% of its population living on under $2 per day, Uganda is one of the poorest countries in the world. Opportunity International has a vision to bring life-changing financial services to Uganda. project reportread updates from the field
Help Nicaragua's Poor Climb out of Poverty
 
In Nicaragua, approximately 30% of the population lives on less than $2 per day, and in rural areas, poverty rates are especially high, where 50% of households live in extreme poverty. With limited access to good schools or job opportunities, rural Nicaraguan families often rely on operating small farms for food and to earn a livelihood. By providing training and financial support for the two most promising enterprises- agriculture and tourism- impoverished populations can rise above poverty. project reportread updates from the field
Empower Entrepreneurs Throughout Colombia
 
In Colombia, more than 12.7 million people live on less than $2 a day and only 2.5 percent are using microfinance services. Opportunity Colombia's vision is to provide stable financial systems as a way to reduce unemployment, social unrest and violence in the country.
EduFinance: Breaking Barriers to Quality Education
 
A quality education unleashes a world of potential. Children who stay in school are expected to live longer and healthier lives, improve their future incomes, and become better providers for their families and community. For the more than 59 million out-of-school children worldwide, access to education is the best, and perhaps the only, pathway out of poverty.
Agriculture Finance: Invest in Farmers Worldwide
 
More than half of the world's 795 million hungry live in smallholder farming communities, yet the farmers themselves often live in extreme poverty, surviving from harvest to harvest on minimal income and inadequate supplies. Opportunity International's Agriculture Finance program has a vision of empowering and realizing the full potential of smallholder farmers.
Empower & Transform the Lives of Those in Poverty
 
According to the World Bank, 896 million people still live on less than $2 per day - a population nearly three times that of the United States. By providing access to financial services and training, Opportunity is investing in sustainable, innovative solutions that equip entrepreneurs in developing economies with tools to holistically transform their lives and permanently leave poverty behind.
Banking on Africa
 
Africa is home to 24 of the 25 poorest countries in the world, and 75% of its population lives on less than $2 a day. We are able to provide financial services to the poorest of the poor in Africa. project reportread updates from the field
Microloans Help Poverty-Stricken in Mexico
 
In Mexico, the impoverished suffer from disease and violence. Opportunity can help to address poverty related issues in the midst of suffering by offering financial services to those who need it most. project reportread updates from the field
Help Expand Financial Services in Mozambique
 
Mozambique is one of the world's poorest economies, ranking 175 out of 179 countries on the Human Development Index. Opportunity is working to help people help themselves out of extreme poverty. project reportread updates from the field
Transform Lives in Kenya with Microloans
 
Opportunity International offers a variety of loan products, including cell phone banking, to enable Kenyans living in poverty to transform their lives. project reportread updates from the field
 
   

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