Opportunity In Action
March 28, 2017
Opportunity knows that giving opportunities to women and girls in poverty can give way to infinite possibilities. When girls stay in school, they live longer, healthier lives and drastically increase their future incomes. When women farmers have access to the right networks and technologies, they can earn more for their families and feed their communities. And when women are empowered with savings accounts and small loans, they can participate in the formal economy, opening a new world of possibilities that were previously unimaginable.
We know that together, we can end extreme poverty by 2030, and that empowering women will be key to making that happen. In our latest blog, you’ll learn just how large a ripple effect there can be when the world invests in women.
New Cisco Partnership Will Improve 20 Million Lives, Create 3 Million Jobs by 2020
Opportunity's newest collaboration with Cisco seeks to impact the lives of low-income women by leveraging digitization. The partnership will focus on four key areas, including 1) expanding financial services and training through digital strategies, 2) expanding access to quality education, 3) enhancing agricultural value chains and 4) growing the Community Health Leader program in India.
Working for Women 365 Days a Year
March 8 was International Women’s Day, which is always a special day for us because we love seeing the global community light up for women. If you missed the action, take 5 minutes to watch our short video series on how you can be bold for change as you strive for gender equality in your world.
Beauty After the Storm
February floods in Malawi submerged schools, homes and businesses, affecting many of our clients. See how Global CEO Vicki Escarra and Opportunity Malawi staff joined the relief efforts at the Adziew Orphanage, which is home to more than 500 children.