Why We Love International Women's Day
Opportunity International was founded with a vision that everyone would have the chance to live a life free from poverty, with dignity and purpose. Everyone. This ambitious goal requires dedicated attention to one of the most marginalized groups in the developing world—women. It is our collective responsibility to address the inequalities that currently prevent women from triggering positive generational changes and contributing billions of dollars to their economies. We believe that increasing opportunities for women and girls is our essential response to this global challenge—and one that creates health, security and prosperity for families and society as a whole.
We empower women entrepreneurs with critical financial services that they otherwise would not receive. Things like a loan to build her business, a savings account to protect her hard-earned income and financial skills training so she has the confidence and knowledge to effectively manage her money. With access to these services, a voiceless mother can bloom into a confident leader in her family and her community. Together we are empowering women to fulfill their potential, lift themselves and their families out of poverty, educate their children and transform their lives.
Sometimes decisions in life are really tough, but when you're bold...the outcome will always turn out right for you.Vicki Escarra
ACTION #3 – SHOW & TELL
What role will you play as we strive to create opportunities for women? Sharing your thoughts and commitment with friends is a great first step to driving change—share the tweet below to get the conversation going.
And when you visit our partner Cisco's Twitter page and retweet any of their tweets about Opportunity International, Water for People or TechBridge on March 8, Cisco will donate $1, up to $25,000 to be divided among the three organizations.