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Six New Year’s Goals for Us All

By Emily Riemer

At Opportunity, we are putting the finishing touches on our personal resolutions and our big organizational goals for 2013. Here are six goals — both small and big — that will inspire us all.

Feed more hungry people.

Rwandan rice farmer Elina Uwingeneye is an agricultural finance client who uses loans to grow more crops with better fertilizers, increasing yields.Rwandan rice farmer Elina Uwingeneye is an agricultural finance client who uses loans to grow more crops with better fertilizers, increasing yields.

Be nice to your mom.

Loan client Maria Elena Tovar Gonzalez, from Guadalajara, Mexico, poses with her son. 93% of Opportunity’s loans go to women like Maria around the world.Loan client Maria Elena Tovar Gonzalez, from Guadalajara, Mexico, poses with her son. 93% of Opportunity’s loans go to women like Maria around the world.

Learn a new skill.

Experienced artisan Maria de los Angeles Ordjonez carves elaborate designs into decorative pieces and household items to sell in her Honduras village.Experienced artisan Maria de los Angeles Ordjonez carves elaborate designs into decorative pieces and household items to sell in her Honduras village.

Educate the next generation.

Bright Ofori (left) and Clementina Dankwa learn at the Richmercy School, Ashaiman, Ghana, where proprietor Mercy Senyegah receives loans to improve her school.Bright Ofori (left) and Clementina Dankwa learn at the Richmercy School, Ashaiman, Ghana, where proprietor Mercy Senyegah receives loans to improve her school.

Be a good friend.

Beatrice Boaten and her fellow members of the Nerebehi Cocoa Farmers Association process the cocoa harvest together in Ghana.Beatrice Boaten and her fellow members of the Nerebehi Cocoa Farmers Association process the cocoa harvest together in Ghana.

Bring someone joy.

A client who makes jewelry surprises loan officer Valamarthi with a beautiful bouquet in Chennai, India.  A client who makes jewelry surprises loan officer Valamarthi with a beautiful bouquet in Chennai, India.

What are your goals for the New Year? Leave them in the comment field below.

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