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.
Programs: Opportunity international, inc d/b/a opportunity international - us is a tax exempt, publicly supported christian-based corporation that helps people in developing nations work their way out of poverty, strengthen their families and improve their communities. Opportunity international inc. Is part of the opportunity international network that currently provides loans, savings programs, insurance and other financial services and training to more than 5 million clients in 22 countries across africa, asia, latin america and europe. In 2014, the network made more than $1. 18 billion in loans through more than 17,500 employees around the world. Discover more at opportunity. Org.
oi provided support to member agencies via the home office in chicago and regional offices. Support in the form of oversight, operations consulting and partner agency staff training.
oi granted funds to affiliate opportunity transformation investments, inc.
oi provided funds for member agencies lending operations. Member agencies provided consulting visits with poor borrowers and poor participants attended several small business training seminars.
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.
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.