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Opportunity InternationalOpportunity International
Our vision is a world in which all people have the opportunity to provide for their families and build a fulfilling life. Our belief is that small-scale entrepreneurs can be big change agents in overcoming global poverty. Our mission is to empower pe... Read more
Our vision is a world in which all people have the opportunity to provide for their families and build a fulfilling life.
Our belief is that small-scale entrepreneurs can be big change agents in overcoming global poverty.
Our mission is to empower people to work their way out of chronic poverty, transforming their lives, their children’s futures and their communities.
Our method is to provide microfinance services, including lending, savings, insurance and transformational training, to people in need. To do this, we build and work through sustainable, local microfinance institutions.
Our motivation is to respond to Jesus Christ’s call to love and serve the poor.
Opportunity International provides small business loans, savings, insuranceand training to people working their way out of poverty in the developing world. Clients in over 20 countries use these financial services to start or expand a business, provide for their families, create jobs for their neighbors and build a safety net for the future. Opportunity was one of the first nonprofit organizations to recognize the benefits of providing small business loans as capital to those working their way out of poverty. When clients build businesses with Opportunity loans, they often set into motion monumental changes. Family incomes rise. Children are well fed and go to school. Homes are improved. Women gain status. For clients around the globe, these transformations take place every day-beginning with loans as small as $60. Opportunity International is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and serves all people regardless of race, religion, ethnicity or gender.