This is the story of one outstanding couples' commitment to Opportunity. After attending a conference in 2008, the Moller family developed an increasing passion for Opportunity. “That event affirmed what we thought about Opportunity and had a lot of impact on my spiritual journey. As we saw how Opportunity could interface with the mission work we do in Western Kenya, our passion just grew." On an Insight Trip to Kenya, Tom and Jill visited a client who operates a small produce stand. “Despite our protests, she insisted on giving us a bunch of bananas,” Jill recalls. “She told us, ‘This is my gift. Bless you.’”
This year, Opportunity International will be taking over 12 Insight Trips to countries around the world. Coming up soon, is a trip to the Philippines. On May 27, this many people will depart for Antipolo City, where they will get to see Opportunity's main branch, and visit local staff and leadership. Then, visitors will get to meet Opportunity's clients and see them at work, using the microloans they received from Opportunity International. see first hand the work of Opportunity and how it is effecting clients like Jemmalyn Alcantara.
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 (translated, "Mountain Peak") and joined with Opportunity to work on building self-confidence in a male-dominated society. Before receiving loans from Opportunity International, they had to ask their husbands for money, and were often turned down. Because of the Trust Group they are all now a part of, they are members of a goal-driven group of women seeking to increase their quality of life for themselves and future generations.