Global Microfinance Initiative

by Opportunity International
Dec 17, 2012

Strengthening Families Around the World

Because of you, entrepreneurs can capitalize on their talents and reach their potential. As their incomes grow, they nourish and educate their children and create jobs for their neighbors, jumpstarting the economy in their communities. As of June 30, 2012, Opportunity had more than 2.8 million clients investing loans into income-generating activities, doubling its outreach in one year. Nearly 1.16 million are saving to bring stability to their families.  With your help, we create opportunities through savings, loans, insurance and training. We are honored by your trust in our stewardship of your investment.

Opportunity International’s Global Outreach Q2 2012

Loan Clients     Deposit Clients

2011 Q2   2012 Q2  2011 Q2  2012 Q2

 DR Congo 2,455 4,455

Ghana 168,910 206,678 301,599 362,525

Kenya 7,796 8,054

Malawi 54,918 57,491 381,643 471,250

Mozambique 11,313 13,897 45,914 52,274

Rwanda 36,454 41,135 62,164 86,795

South Africa 4,380 3,848

Tanzania 3,839 7,568

Uganda 20,395 19,368 38,901 62,012

Colombia 17,788 8,882

Dominican Rep. 14,396 13,292

Mexico 6,923 6,522

Nicaragua 26,432 23,798

Peru - 1,879

Honduras - 12,106

Macedonia 7,278 7,034 8,178 8,498

Romania 2,072 2,032

Serbia 10,480 12,938 11,473 15,075

China 784 769

India 75,396 1,338,711

Indonesia 71,312 78,876

Philippines 929,625 934,835 51,739 99,539

Global 1,472,946 2,804,168 901,611 1,157,968

Thank You for your support of Opportunity’s ministry. Your gifts are directly impacting families across the globe. Mother and sole provider of four, Ndershioso struggled to provide for her family by buying fruit from local farms and selling it in nearby markets. Before joining the Amaniya-bwana (Peace of the Lord) Trust Group in Tengeru, Tanzania, and receiving her first loan of $260, she found it very challenging to grow her business – she could only buy 28 bananas at a time. With the help of Opportunity Tanzania, Ndershioso has increased her buying power, more than doubling her income. She is very grateful for the transformation her family is achieving – now all of her children are in school, something that would have been impossible without your support.  


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Opportunity International

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

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