Banking on Education

by Opportunity International Vetted since 2009 Site Visit Verified


Almost 45% of students who begin first grade in the most impoverished countries in the world do not complete their primary education. Opportunity seeks to decrease this by providing loans for schools.

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Many families in developing countries struggle to send their children to school, just as school owners have difficulty reaching children and maintaining a high standard of education. The cause, is simply a lack of resources for both parties which results in less children going to school.


By addressing the underlying need for funds, supporters will enable school owners to build upon their limited resources which will expand education for children. These funds will also send more children to school by providing loans for tuition.

Long-Term Impact

Opportunity seeks to expand its education finance program from five to ten countries over the next 24 months. As more children are able to attend school, this will result in higher employment rates in the future and a more stable economy over time.


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Organization Information

Opportunity International

Location: Chicago, IL - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Ally Lynch
Oak Brook, Illinois United States

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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