Women in 2019, borrow Billions from Opportunity International
About Opportunity International Canada
Opportunity International Canada designs, delivers, and scales innovative solutions to transform the lives of those living in poverty through sustainable livelihoods and education. Made up of a global network of changemaking organizations. Opportunity International strives towards a world where everyone is afforded equal opportunity to live a life with dignity and purpose. It was founded with the belief that the marketplace can be used as a channel and means of economic vitality for poor communities.
"Microfinance is one of the critical cogs in poverty alleviation in the entire developing world." -Melinda Gates
The unique approach works from the bottom up to combat poverty at the roots by stablishing a firm foundation through sustainable livelihoods rather than a top-down approach through aid. Microfinance, the use of microcredit and financial services, is employed as a means of poverty alleviation that empowers the poor to drive economic progress. Opportunity International seeks to make an impact that is far reaching, holistic, and transformative for clients, their families, their communities, and their futures.
We serve hardworking, inspiring entrepreneurs in 28 countries around the world.
These are women and men with ambitious dreams for their futures who simply need an opportunity to thrive. We provide these entrepreneurs with access to loans, savings, insurance and training - tools that empower them to work their way out of poverty. This is a hand up, not a handout.
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