Opportunity International is a global non-profit organization that helps people in developing nations work their way out of poverty. Since 1971, the organization has provided more than $8.5 billion in loans, savings programs, insurance and training to more than 10 million clients in 22 countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe. Clients use the resources to expand businesses, provide for their families and create jobs in their communities. Discover more: opportunity.org.
Providing community entrepreneurs with access to financial services and creating jobs are two of the most effective ways we've helped our clients break the cycle of poverty. There’s another crucial factor: informed, passionate individuals working together to form effective movements for change and eliminate poverty. We’re part of GC because we want to help our clients create 20MM jobs by 2020, impacting well over 100 million lives. A big goal, yes, but achievable together with global citizens.
The reason I have a job is because people don’t know about global poverty. I want to change that. Read more