Global Microfinance Initiative

by Opportunity International
Sep 7, 2012

Communities Powered by Opportunity

Communities Around the World are Powered by Opportunity

Thank you for your partnership. Because of you, our clients have been able to capitalize on their talents and reach their potential. As their incomes grow, school fees are paid, homes are improved, health care is accessed and jobs are created, which benefits both families and larger communities. Our clients’ success radiates to everyone and everything that surrounds them, yielding community-wide improvements. At year-end 2011, Opportunity had nearly 2.7 million clients using loans to grow income-generating businesses. One million savings accounts provide stability to vulnerable families. The savings, loans, insurance, training and sense of community that Opportunity fosters all serve to power lasting change around the world.


Opportunity International’s Global Outreach

Loan Clients            Deposit Clients

  2010 2011 2010 2011

DR Congo 4,455

Ghana 144,258 190,914 267,165 333,235

Kenya 7,341 8,862

Malawi 51,152 53,536 308,726 411,840

Mozambique 9,243 13,962 37,218 52,427

Rwanda 30,381 40,662 49,580 75,029

South Africa 4,176 4,284

Tanzania 3,093 7,230

Uganda 19,699 19,504 28,003 36,510

Colombia 21,663 11,918

Dominican Rep. 13,144 13,659

Mexico 6,259 7,482

Nicaragua 28,593 25,180

Macedonia 7,132 7,339 7,813 8,522

Romania 2,117 2,018

Serbia 9,145 11,881 9,571 12,915

China 743 742

India 83,373 1,248,411

Indonesia 77,839 66,744  3,264

Philippines 899,412 941,428 51,739 104,558

Global 1,431,928 2,680,211 759,815 1,038,829



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Opportunity International

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

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