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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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1.8M
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500+
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Exploring the DRC

You are invited to join Opportunity International as we travel to Gemena, Democratic Republic of 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 DRC’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

Trip Details

Trip Dates

March 22-28, 2020

Trip Costs

$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 (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 the Democratic Republic of Congo in March 2020. 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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