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Peace is Possible

by Allison Kooser

Peace isn’t a word we hear very often these days. When we turn on the news, we see reports of bombs and rebels and gun violence. We hear stories of a life taken on the other side of the world, and yet…

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Not So Small Change: Meeting Opportunity Clients in…

by Allison Kooser

I sat in the window seat watching the landscape change from paved roads to dirt and brick homes to lean-tos as the bus wove its way up the mountains of southern Bogota. Next to me sat Yaneth, a former…

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Celebrating Peace in Colombia

by Heather Kaczrowski

After more than 50 years of conflict, Colombians today are celebrating a historic and momentous peace agreement, turning a new page for a country with incredible potential for transformation. The Colombian…

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Join Global Citizen at the 2016 Youth Advocates Symposium

by Lauren Thorn

Since 2008, Global Citizen has spearheaded events to generate social action and worked with partners like Opportunity to end extreme poverty by 2030. Now, Global Citizen will host the first-ever Youth…

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A "Smart" Approach to Protecting Families in Poverty

by Heather Kaczrowski

Jose Sanchez, like so many parents around the world, worries about his kids. Each day, he gets up early to operate his food cart in the local marketplace, earning as much as he can to provide his children…

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School Loans, Job Creation, and the Advancement of…

by Nathan Byrd, Head of Education Finance

The following post was originally posted on Edufinance.org and can be found here. In a new third-party analysis of 94 Ugandan schools accessing Opportunity EduFinance loans, the resulting school growth…

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Nicaragua Field Update

by Lauren Thorn

Opportunity works to provide sustainable economic opportunities in Nicaragua, but what does that mean for our clients exactly, many of whom are smallholder farmers? Agriculture is one of Nicaragua's largest…

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Teach Your Kids to Give Well

by Allison Kooser

I’ve learned many things from my parents. How to swim, book a plane ticket, bake a pie and ride a bike. How to read and write and update a resume. They taught me how to manage my personal finances, even…

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Opportunity Bank Serbia (OBS) Receives a Social Rating…

by Vicki Escarra, Global CEO

Client Bogoljub Djurdevoic and Opportunity Bank Serbia Client Advisor Danka Mlinar. I'm pleased to share great news regarding Opportunity Bank Serbia. MicroFinanza Rating (MFR), the widely respected global…

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Opportunity International Earns Prestigious 4-Star…

Chicago – June 2, 2016 – Opportunity International's dedication to sound financial management and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator,…

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