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A Closer Look: Opportunity’s Work in Colombia

by Opportunity International

Opportunity International’s very first loan was made in Colombia in 1975. Since then, Opportunity Colombia has been working to provide stable financial systems to reduce unemployment, social unrest…

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Happy Memorial Day! Make microfinance a part of your…

by Opportunity International

Today the first three-day weekend of the summer comes to a close. So what are you planning to do this summer? Join the YAO team for the 14th Annual Chicago Half Marathon/5K on Sunday, Sept. 12. Be a part…

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The Impact of a Ugandan Trust Group: An artisan, a…

by Alexandra Arch

Today combined some of the best of the best. The 12 members of the Mutungo Stars Trust Group graciously welcomed us to their weekly group meeting this morning. They were eager to share the work of their…

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Opportunity Malawi’s Nkhata Bay bank kiosk is now…

by Opportunity International

Opportunity Malawi’s Nkhata Bay bank kiosk officially opened to the public on April 14th, 2010. The kiosk, which will expand to a satellite branch, is located in Malawi’s northern region. According…

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YAO Goes to Boot Camp

by Opportunity International

On Saturday, May 15, 33 young professionals gathered in Minneapolis, Minn. for the first-ever YAO Boot Camp. The group spent the afternoon learning how to turn their knowledge of microfinance into action…

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Meeting the Grandfather of Microfinance

by Sonya Perez-Lauterbach

Last Friday, YAO-Chicago chair Shannon Leutheuser and I had the chance to not only hear but actually to meet Dr. Muhammad Yunus at the Chicago Council of Global Affairs event, “Building Social Business.”…

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"Building Social Business" with Muhammad Yunus

by Andrew Koehler

Last Friday, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs brought Dr. Muhammad Yunus to Chicago for a talk entitled “Building Social Business.” Dr. Yunus, often called the grandfather of microfinance, is…

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Credit Suisse Microfinance Advocates Partner with Opportunity

by John Shon

Thank you to John Shon, Reference Data Group, Credit Suisse, for this guest blog post. The Credit Suisse Microfinance Advocates Network is an employee global network with the mission to promote microfinance…

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Why we’re excited about the Tanzania launch on OptINnow…

by Opportunity International

Now that Opportunity has launched Tanzanian clients on OptINnow, participants from last September’s YAO Insight Trip to Tanzania want to share the good news. Here, they tell us what excites them most…

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