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Will you be part of theWINDS OF CHANGEfor people living in poverty?


We serve hardworking, inspiring entrepreneurs in 27 countries around the world.

These are women and men with ambitious dreams for their futures who simply need an opportunity to thrive. We provide these entrepreneurs with access to loans, savings, insurance and training – tools that empower them to work their way out of poverty. This is a hand up, not a handout.

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of loans go to women
clients working their way out of poverty today
loan repayment rate
Sheilah keeps her store open longer now that she uses her cell phone to deposit money, which eliminates her need to make multiple trips to the bank during business hours.

With your help, we invest in a woman every 7 seconds.

When she can build her business, she not only lifts herself out of poverty, she also educates her children, creates jobs for her neighbors and transforms her community. And her work doesn’t stop there – what she does today will have an impact for generations to come.

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Sheilah Jjumba

I have learned so much from my Trust Group, including how to save and manage money properly. Now, because of Opportunity, my business has been more successful and I have been able to pay for my children’s education.

Sheilah Jjumba, clothing store owner, Uganda
Sheilah (right) is energized by her new success and dreams of opening a second clothing store and hiring another employee so she can build up her family's savings.

We believe that together, we can end extreme poverty.

As a community of supporters, clients and staff, we're making huge strides to end global poverty. But we can't get there without you. Invest in Opportunity today, and you’ll empower an entrepreneur to change her life, her family and her community. With your support, we will reach millions more people – and they will change the world.

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Think about the person who gave you your first opportunity. The person who first believed in you and made your dreams possible. When you donate to Opportunity International, you give this kind of opportunity to a woman so she can work her way out of poverty. She uses her loan to grow her business, provide for her family and hire her neighbors. You make her opportunity possible.

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