Up to 87% of the poorest households in India do not have access to credit, and up to 380 million people are in need of microfinance services, especially women. Unfortunately, women do not have access to many business and educational opportunities that men do, but you and Opportunity are changing that. Through microloans, women in India are able to start businesses and develop economic security.
Microloans create opportunities for women to flourish. With a small loan of only $159, a woman can buy a cow to sell milk, or purchase material to sew and sell saris, which helps provide for her family's needs and unveil her limitless potential.
Through Trust Groups and microloans, women learn new skills creating economic development and sustainability, a network of support, and financial independence for the first time in their lives.