Ending extreme poverty today requires helping parents grow their businesses so they can use the profits to provide for their families. Many of these clients are women like Millie in Uganda (right), who grows coffee to support her 12 grandchildren. She partnered with Opportunity, received loans for fertilizer and tools, and was trained on best practices. Now Millie 1) grows twice as much as her neighboring farmers, 2) has diversified the crops she grows so that she is protected if one has a bad season, and 3) used her profits to build a room on her property that she is renting for additional income. We celebrate Millie’s transformation from a fledgling farmer to a stable provider with multiple revenue streams!
To ensure that the cycle of poverty stops with this generation, we are helping Millie’s grandchildren— and millions of other children in poverty-stricken neighborhoods—go to school and pave a pathway out of poverty. We empower parents to send their children to school with special financing and training, and we walk alongside educators as they work to improve their school grounds, classrooms, standards, and curriculums.