"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." -William Butler Yeats
Through financial products and services, Opportunity makes it possible for young people in poor communities around the world to attend and stay in school and often advance to vocational schools and universities. We help school owners improve and expand schools, and we provide loans for parents to pay school fees. Our model fuels results: school owners borrowing from Opportunity International achieve 25 percent enrollment growth and 63 percent more income, and employ 36 percent more teachers. By investing in international education, we are creating lasting change for generations.