Opportunity International

Rating: 5 stars   7 reviews

Issues: International, Economic Development, Microfinance

Location: 2122 York Rd Ste 150 Oak Brook IL 60523 USA

Mission: To empower people to work their way out of chronic poverty, transforming their lives, their children's futures and their communities.
Results: We provided microfinance services to more than 2 million people in 2009.
Target demographics: Entrepreneurs who are working their way out of poverty in the developing world.
Geographic areas served: We have clients in more than 20 countries throughout the developing world, including in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Back in college, I had the opportunity to take a course on microfinance and go on an Insight Trip to see firsthand how Opportunity helps lift people out of poverty. Opportunity is a very caring and compassionate organization. Opportunity is also run like a business organization, which helps it be very effective and efficient in achieving its goal of lifting people out of poverty. I have been very satisfied as a donor with them for the past few years. Opportunity is a wonderful organization.

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seeing how effective they are at helping lift people out of poverty.

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not change a thing!

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Rating: 5 stars  

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Opportunity International is, in my opinion, the best place to contribute to if you want your dollars to have the most amount of overall and sustaining impact. I found out about Opportunity last April, and I have taken an active role in the organization ever since, both from a financial standpoint, but more importantly by raising awareness. We are now in the process of launching YAO - the Young Ambassadors for Opportunity in an effort to raise awareness about the positive impacts of microfinance in the 18-35 year old demographic. Opportunity is where my heart is.

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Serving 1.1 million poor people.

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That my dollars earned and my work performed is sustainable.

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Some of the best people on the planet.

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Continue to do what it is doing...

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