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This book is on us

by Allison Kooser

In celebration of Opportunity International’s 50th Anniversary this year, long-time staff member Mark Lutz has released a special edition of UnPoverty.

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50 for 50: Partnering for Impact

by Allison Kooser

With the support of remarkable individuals, foundations, government partners, and corporations, we have built a robust global community that works together to help families break the cycle of poverty.

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50 for 50: Why I've Spent My Career at Opportunity

by Allison Kooser

Several of Opportunity International’s longest-serving staff members looked back at their careers and reflected on what makes Opportunity special.

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50 for 50: 7 Fundraisers We’ll Never Forget

by Allison Kooser

Through peer-to-peer fundraisers, community giving, and wild challenges, Opportunity supporters have championed our clients, raised money, and become advocates for those living in poverty.

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When one plus one equals three: A tale of a unique…

by Mauricio Rincon

For 50 years, Opportunity International has been a waymaker for individuals, foundations, churches, and corporations to share in our mission to serve the most marginalized people in the world, empower…

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50 for 50: Understanding Opportunity's Refugee Initiatives

by Tineyi Mawocha

This essay is a selection from the special edition of UnPoverty by Mark Lutz. The new edition will release this fall in celebration of Opportunity International’s 50th Anniversary, featuring new chapters…

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50 for 50: Building Healthy Communities

by Mukti Bosco and Gayathri Prashanth

This essay is a selection from the special edition of UnPoverty by Mark Lutz. The new edition will release this fall in celebration of Opportunity International’s 50th Anniversary, featuring new chapters…

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We’re thankful for…great books!

by Allison Kooser

Set in a fictional African village, How Beautiful We Were explores colonialism, ancestry, the environment, and the power of community in the face of enormous challenges. Through powerful storytelling,…

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Opportunity International and Oikocredit announce USD…

 Opportunity International, a longstanding global leader in providing financial services to lift people out of poverty, and Oikocredit, a social impact investor and worldwide cooperative promoting sustainable…

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50 for 50: Remembering Opportunity International in…

by Stacie Schrader

Opportunity International was the first microfinance organization in Russia; there was no precedent for our work. At every turn, I was told, “It’s impossible in Russia!”

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