Opportunity’s Impact in Africa
Exploring the D.R. Congo
You are invited to join Opportunity International as we travel to Gemena, Democratic Republic of the Congo, to visit the new bank branch opening to serve the community.
Opportunity International partners with VisionFund to operate VFDRC (originally Opportunity bank DRC), one of the only formal savings banks with a mission to provide those living in poverty with small business loans and access to their own savings accounts. Now with many successful branches in D.R. Congo’s capital city Kinshasa, we are working to launch the first bank branch in Gemena – 600 miles to the north.
ON THIS TRIP, WE WILL:
• Witness the early phases of operation of the new bank branch and meet the local bank leadership and staff
• Learn how formal financial services are enhancing the development work being done by many NGOs in the Gemena area, including World Vision and the Evangelical Covenant Church
• Learn how agriculture-focused and technology-based solutions can empower rural, women and communities
• Explore how to better partner as a global community to empower the people of Gemena to sustainably exit poverty
One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.Henry Miller
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 of the places you visit and take you beyond the typical tourist traps for a truly 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
March 22-28, 2020
$3,841 per person (single occupancy)
$3,322 per person (double occupancy)
Amount includes all meals and beverages, local transportation, in-country travel, hotel accommodations, emergency evacuation insurance, and partner and staff costs. It does NOT include US-Africa airfare, shots, incidentals, passports/visas, or souvenirs.
Please contact Susana Georgescu at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-487-5027.