Since November 1st, 1235 awesome people just like you have supported 3,866 jobs and impacted 19,330 lives!
Everyone deserves an Opportunity
Think about the person who gave you your first opportunity. The person who first believed in you. The person who encouraged you and made your dreams possible. When you donate to Opportunity International, you give this kind of opportunity to a woman working her way out of poverty. She uses her loan to grow her business, provide for her family and hire her neighbors — improving the whole community. You make her opportunity possible.
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“Always impressed with people trying to grow and make life better for others - this is what all of Opportunity's clients are doing!”
“My parents gave me my first opportunity to work where I realized the value of work ethic and personal achievement. I want to help enable...”
“A preaching professor believed in me and changed the course of my life forever--Dr. Fred Craddock. One of the best preaches of our day.
“I credit my parents, now deceased, for giving me the firm foundation I needed to unleash my God given potential.”
“Through no merit of my own I was born into a middle-class family in a first world country, I could have easily been the person on the...”
“Everybody that wants a chance deserves an Opportunity!”
“Inspired by our clients around the world who are working their way out of poverty. ”
“Supporting Opportunity has a multiplier effect. It's a gift that keeps on giving!”
“Invest in women around the world! #GivingTuesday ”
“This gift is in honor of my Mom and all of the teachers who believed in me.”
“I'll be graduating college debt free, so I want to help other have the finances to reach their dreams too.”
“I have had so many opportunities and blessing as a business owner and I love to other entrepreneurs succeed as well!”
“I just want to thank Kerri McAfoos for telling me about this amazing organization! She is truly passionate about Opprotunity...”
“"My parents bought me a violin when I was seven, and being able to participate in community with other people around the world, through...”
“We believe in Mike Brasel and his heart for those around the world.”
“I just like helping people. Especially, those who have little to nothing, to eat in their country ,like Africa and other developed...”
“My parents. Without them, I would not know the true meaning of opportunity.”
“Growing up and my mom work to provide for her children and her own health issues as a single mother was very enlightening to me at a very...”
“For 45 years Opportunity International has been partnering with people like Juanita to restore dignity and empower families in the...”
“In honor of the instigator and inspiration behind the Women's Opportunity Fund. You will be ever remembered and emulated friend. ”
Your impact in action
Through your gift, you help create opportunities for women and men working their way out of poverty.
Serving 14.3 million clients worldwide
Creating 20M jobs by 2020
95% of our loans go to women
Challenge your friends
Multiply your impact by challenging your friends to create jobs with you!
Pledge to create or sustain jobs, then challenge your friends to help you reach your goal. For every $360 you raise, you'll create a job for a hardworking entrepreneur. And when one woman has a steady income, she can improve the lives of five other people by improving her community, educating her kids and hiring her neighbors. When you create a job for one woman, you impact five people. That's the power of Opportunity.
When given an opportunity, a teacher can stand in front of her students in a brand new classroom.
Mary Florence was working as a primary school teacher when her husband passed away from AIDS. Left to raise her 7 children on her own, Mary Florence worked tirelessly to feed and educate her children. She knew that many of her neighbors faced the same challenges she did, so she decided to open up a small home school with three children. Soon thereafter, she heard about Opportunity and received a loan to build a new classroom. With more space, she was able to serve more students — growing her school to serve even more in the community.
Now, Mary Florence is on her tenth loan from Opportunity. She has purchased desks, text books and lab equipment, and has built an entire secondary school facility. Today, Mary Florence's school educates over 500 children in her community.
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When given an opportunity, a farmer can show a farmhand how to plant a seed for the first time.
For years, Raquel worked tirelessly on her family's farm in San Jose City, Philippines, barely producing enough to provide for her children. She dreamed of sending her her children to college, but she didn't know how she would afford their educations. Then Raquel was introduced to Opportunity International, and she received a loan to expand and improve her farm.
Today, she grows and sells rice, onions and other vegetables, earning more than ever before. And with additional services from Opportunity, she is saving money in a savings account and protecting her assets with an insurance policy. Thanks to her hard work and support from Opportunity, Raquel's family has a safe and bright future.
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When given an opportunity, a woman can open the door to her family business...
A few years ago, Opportunity International provided Luz Maria Atencia with a loan, business training and a savings account. She applied these resources to buy new kitchen equipment for her small food shop near her home in Cartegena, Colombia. With an updated kitchen, Luz Maria was able to make a better product in higher quantities, which boosted her sales. To help meet the increased customer demand, Luz Maria hired 4 neighbors to begin delivering food to the community.
Now the business is a hot spot in the neighborhood, and Maria and all of her employees can provide for their families better than ever before. She has big dreams for the future, and now she has the training and resources she needs to accomplish her goals.
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