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A Life-Changing Insight Trip

When you travel on an Opportunity Insight Trip, you will get a firsthand look at both the beauty and the challenges of our world. Our local staff will guide you through neighborhoods, teach you about history, and introduce you to entrepreneurs in their homes and businesses. You'll build relationships with fellow travelers, and count clients as dear new friends. When you're on an Insight Trip, you aren't a regular tourist. You're an explorer. You're a student of the world. And you'll return home inspired, encouraged, and changed.

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Opportunity’s Impact in Africa

388,000
Total Active Loans in Africa
1.8M
Total Active Deposit Accounts in Africa
500+
Schools in Clusters

Exploring Ghana

Celebrated as West Africa's "golden child," Ghana is a beautiful country filled with bustling cities, peaceful beaches, rich culture, and kind people. Nestled between the coast in the south and national parks in the north, you'll find communities full of hardworking entrepreneurs, successful farmers harvesting yams and sugar cane, and parents raising their children. Despite a tumultuous history marked by the slave trade and economic poverty, Ghana is now in a season of economic growth and looking ahead to a bright future. As famous Ghanaian Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary General, said, "To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there." 

Traveling to Ghana with Opportunity will open your eyes to both the beauty and challenges of this incredible place. Experience the origin of your favorite chocolate bar by meeting cocoa farmers, practice your math problems and spelling lists with students, and visit the workshops of talented craftsman. Fall in love with the country, and return home transformed. 

 

Accra, Ghana is listed as one of Conde Nast's 18 Best Places to Travel in 2018! 

The Opportunity Experience

Insight Trips are safe, eye-opening, and unforgettable adventures. You will be in expert hands when you travel with our experienced team of field staff and trip leaders. They will give you the insider's view to the places you visit and take you beyond the typical tourist traps for a true local experience.

You'll spend time with experts in the field who know the culture inside and out. Their personal perspective will give you an intimate understanding of the communities you visit and will demonstrate how we work alongside our clients to create opportunity, fight extreme poverty, and ignite significant and lasting transformation. 

Come journey with us. We'll take care of all the details and ensure you have the trip of a lifetime. It will be an adventure unlike any other—one that will change you forever.

An Insight Trip offers a chance to form connections across barriers and borders that you just don't get with other tours. 

Linda Martens, Insight Trip Traveler

Sample Itinerary

Day One

Arrive in Accra, Ghana. Local Opportunity staff will meet you upon your arrival and take you to your hotel for a good night's rest. 

Day Two

Begin your day at the main Opportunity office with breakfast and a briefing by local senior leadership. Head into the community to be inspired by a Trust Group meeting and meet our clients. 

Day Three

After breakfast, visit local schools supported by Opportunity, and meet school proprietors and their students. Hear about all the ways our EduFinance program has helped make schools more accessible and effective. 

Day Four

Catch an early flight to Kumasi, where you will meet Opportunity staff and leaders at our branch. Walk the fields with smallholder farmers and discover the challenges they face. Learn how our Agricultural Finance and rural savings programs are helping them expand their farms and grow more food to feed their families and communities. 

Day Five

Check out of the hotel for a return flight to Accra. Take a trip to Elmina Castle and the Slave Fort on the Cape Coast to remember this important part of Ghana's history. We will end the day with a debrief dinner with fellow travelers and Opportunity Ghana leaders. 

Day Six

Experience the colorful, crowded marketplace in Accra and hear stories from Opportunity clients. Depart for home with a new respect for the courage and dignity of our clients and a new appreciation for the importance of Opportunity's work in Ghana. 

Trip Details

Trip Dates

June 16-22, 2019

Trip Costs

Total cost (single occupancy): $4281
Total cost (double occupancy): $3166

Amount includes all meals and beverages, local transportation, airport transfers, hotel accommodations (excluding incidentals), emergency evacuation insurance, and partner and staff costs. It does NOT include US-Africa airfare, shots, incidentals, passports/visas, or souvenirs.

Questions? 

Please contact Susana Georgescu at sgeorgescu@opportunity.org or 312-487-5027. 

Travel With Us

Travel with us to Ghana in August 2019. Somewhere between bowls of rice and wild bus rides, traditional dances and language barriers, beaming smiles and beds nestled under mosquito nets, you will realize that something fundamental has shifted. You are braver and more curious; you have a new perspective. You have become an explorer, an adventurer, a citizen of the world. An Insight Trip will change your life, and you will never be the same.

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