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Planting Seeds of Hope: Supporting Smallholder Farmers…

by Allison Kooser

In agricultural communities, every seed planted is a symbol of possibility. Amid so many unknowns, farmers work the land with hope. They look to the future—focused on what could be and learning into…

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Think fast! (Or think slow!)

by Allison Kooser

Research shows that each of us makes more than 35,000 decisions a day. In his bestselling book, Thinking, Fast and Slow, psychologist Daniel Kahneman dives into the two ways our brains handle the decisions…

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Opportunity International Awarded $2 Million Grant…

Opportunity International has been awarded a $2 million grant from Visa Foundation to provide micro and small business loans, digital tools and specialized technical training to women-led small- and micro…

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Context Matters: Expanding EduFinance to Ethiopia

by Allison Kooser

The median age in Ethiopia is only 19.5 years—and about 40% of the population is under the age of 15. This enormous youth population presents both a challenge and an opportunity. With so much potential…

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Portrait of a Waymaker Goes on the Road

by Destinee Johnson

In December 2021, Opportunity’s first immersive art experience Portrait of a Waymaker made its debut as a virtual art gallery featuring 10 illuminating portraits accompanied by narration from our clients…

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Passport to Opportunity: Uganda

by Erin Doherty

On September 25, Opportunity International embarked on our second annual virtual Insight Trip—this time to Uganda. Our tour guide, Alice Lajwa, who works directly with those we serve, took us on a journey…

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Audacious Relationships: How leaning into one another…

by Syd Ryan, Co-Founder & Chief Culture Officer of cabi

I will always remember the moment Atul Tandon stood on stage at our cabi conference and told us it was possible for extreme poverty to end within our lifetime. This felt impossible. As he continued, he…

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