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Looking For Equity After COVID-19? Prioritize African…

COVID-19 has presented not only a health crisis but a burgeoning economic catastrophe as well. A recent McKinsey report notes that in 2020, African economies could experience a catastrophic loss from $90…

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Opportunity International United States statement in…

by Opportunity International United States

As we join the world in anguish and lament over racism, oppression, violence, and injustice, we recall the very tenets on which Opportunity was founded.    Opportunity International exists to extend…

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June Book Club: The Hundred Wells of Salaga

by Opportunity International

The Opportunity Book Club began in 2018 with a curated reading list that represented a wide range of geographies, authors, and perspectives. Our community has traveled around the world from the comfort…

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Update from Our Partners in Haiti

by Opportunity International

In an effort to reach some of the most marginalized people in the world, Opportunity partners with Fonkoze, a microfinance organization in Haiti. If you have never been, Haiti is a country filled with…

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Opportunity CEO Atul Tandon and EduQuality Manager…

Opportunity CEO Atul Tandon and Opporunity EduQuality Manager Renee McAlpin joined the annual Ideagen Global Innovation Summit to discuss the impact COVID-19 has had on education thus far, the challenges…

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Survive to Thrive

Founder of Soul of Finance Larry Reed interviewed Opportunity CEO Atul Tandon to discuss how Opportunity is pivoting during the COVID-19 pandemic. Soul of Finance explores how the financial industry and…

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Mozambique: One Year After Cyclone Idai

Mozambique: One Year After Cyclone Idai by Mary Pat McVay Rallying Together | It Truly Does Take A Village | We Don't Quit   A few weeks ago, I spoke to my colleagues Doreen and Melba to get an update…

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COVID-19 Threatens the Microfinance Sector and the…

"Over the past couple of months, we have seen unprecedented coordination among investors, donors, and other industry actors all seeking to support the [base of the economic pyramid] and the institutions…

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Finding a Lifeline for the Poor and the Financial Institutions…

by Sam Bickersteth and Deborah Foy, Opportunity International

The COVID-19 crisis has already hit the poor hard, and will hit them harder. Microfinance Institutions are close to affected groups and provide an essential lifeline - but are themselves under threat as…

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6 Books to Read While Sheltering in Place

by Allison Kooser

With extended time at home, we have found ourselves turning to great books more than ever. Books open up the challenges and victories of other people’s worlds when we need an escape from our own; literary…

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