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Opportunity International Successfully Concludes Waymaker…

Opportunity International, a leading global nonprofit, today announced the successful completion of its three-year Waymaker Campaign, raising $101 million of philanthropic capital that will leverage over…

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5 Books We Loved in 2022

by Allison Kooser

There’s nothing quite like exploring the world through the pages of great novels, memoirs, and stories. Every month, the Opportunity International Book Club expands our minds, perspectives, and understanding…

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Alternative Collateral for Women

This brief of work-in-progress summarizes Opportunity’s efforts at helping women leverage alternative collateral to access larger loans, including next steps and challenges.

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Waymaker Wednesday: Blanca

by Opportunity International

I met the father of my children. When I started a life with him, he began abusing me. He would hit, kick, and beat me. He would always say, “You will need me. You cannot live without me because a woman…

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Opportunity International Hosts Global Education Finance…

Opportunity International hosted a three-day Global Education Finance Conference in Nairobi where 155 attendees came together from 37 countries to discuss ways that financial inclusion and holistic school…

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Listening and Learning: Community Economic Development…

by Allison Kooser

In the late 1980s, professors at Northwestern University proposed a new method of economic development. The premise was simple: What if we started with what a community had, instead of what it lacked?…

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End the year with a memoir

by Allison Kooser

This December, join us as we read The Country Under My Skin: A Memoir of Love and War by Gioconda Belli. Belli grew up as part of Nicaragua’s upper class, living the charmed life set before her. But…

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Empowering the Next Generation

by Andrina Schwartz

In my role as Head of the Financial Inclusion Initiative at Credit Suisse, I recently traveled to Uganda to see first-hand the impact of Opportunity International’s education work.

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The Power of Trust in Digital Finance

Featured in Next Billion, Dr. William Derban breaks down where we must focus in order to close the digital divide for people living in extreme poverty.

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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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