Global Microfinance Initiative

by Opportunity International
May 18, 2011

Jumping for Opportunities

Jumping out of a plane at 18,000 feet is scary, but not nearly as  scary as living in chronic poverty. That’s the motivation behind Jump for Opportunity. Twenty-nine people jumped out of a plane the weekend of Feb. 18-20 in Orlando, Fla. to raise funds and awareness for Opportunity’s poverty alleviation work.

Among the jumpers were young, award-winning entrepreneurs such as Michael Simmons, Ryan P. Allis and Jason Duff. Local media in the jumpers’ hometowns picked up the inspiring story and through online fundraisers and other sources, the group ultimately raised more than $100,000 for Opportunity’s microfinance initiatives. This is just one of the many ways YAO (Young Ambassadors for Opportunity) members are helping to raise funds for Opportunity's initiatives all over the globe.  



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Opportunity International

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

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