Ending Poverty in All Its Forms Everywhere
At Opportunity International, we are proud and honored to be a part of achieving the first Sustainable Development Goal—end poverty in all its forms everywhere—along with many of the other SDGs that are focused on improving the standard of living for families in poverty. Together with organizations and initiatives around the world, we spend each day helping amazing people break the $1.90 barrier.
Empowered Women Change the World
For those of us working in and supporting international development initiatives, we know that investing in and empowering women and girls is popular and ubiquitous. It is no surprise to us that the Sustainable Development Goals include not only gender-specific actions and statistics, but also an entire goal dedicated to gender parity.
Feeding the Future: Ending Global Hunger
The majority of those struggling with hunger live in rural regions where they depend upon agriculture to survive. Because of the critical role hunger and nutrition play in both the lives and livelihoods of those living in poverty, it is no surprise that Sustainable Development Goal 2 addresses this critical topic: “End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture."
Beyond the Fishing Rod: Unlocking Innovation and Sustainable Development Goal 9
Physical, technological, economic and educational infrastructure are critical for progress and success. In order to thrive, people must have access to markets, technology, banking, roads, water, education and more—which is why Sustainable Development Goal 9 is so important to Opportunity and the global development community.
Partnering for Health and Well-Being
We know that health is foundational. Without good health and well-being, people cannot work, go to school, contribute to their families, or transform their lives and communities—which is why Opportunity is building innovative programs and partnerships around the world and using them to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all ages.
Accessible, High-Quality, Sustainable Education for All
Education is the most powerful we tool we have to fight poverty around the world. Our goal is to make education accessible, high-quality, and sustainable for all students around the world—developing innovative programs that work toward Sustainable Development Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning.
Promoting Peace and Justice through Community and Opportunity
In order to end extreme poverty, people must first feel safe in their homes and free from violence. Opportunity promotes peace and justice by fostering community and creating opportunities for people to connect, work, grow and thrive.