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Opportunity International Gets Blog Action Day Shout Outs

By Madeline Stone

Every year in October, bloggers from around the world unite on Blog Action Day to write about a single topic. This year, it’s Human Rights.

Here at Opportunity International we believe a life of dignity and purpose is a fundamental right. Unfortunately most budding entrepreneurs in the developing world don’t have access to education and training necessary to start their own business. Most banks turn them down when they ask for a loan. But not here at Opportunity International. We give small loans to people who want to start their own business as a sustainable way to lift themselves out of poverty.

We are honored that several participants in Blog Action Day decided to mention Opportunity International and the work we do. Here are a few of the blogs that have highlighted us today:

Pplkind highlighted three of our amazing loan client stories. One such client is Federico Rodriguez Bastos who survived a guerrilla war in rural Colombia and now runs a successful woodworking shop.

Climate Mama was very interested in our work with women and education. They wrote about one of our most successful loan clients, Evans Ssenabulya of Uganda. Evans is helping educate young girls, so they can be prepared for their future and the future of their community.

AnotherJennifer also highlighted several of our inspirational client stories.

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