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Why should you attend the Chicago Microfinance Conference…

by Emily Riemer

This year, five of us from Opportunity International attended the 6th Annual Chicago Microfinance Conference at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. Alongside other microfinance professionals,…

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The Work of Trust Groups in Uganda

by Alexandra Arch

The focus of today centered on a truly exciting concept that I was looking forward to seeing in action: Opportunity International Trust Groups — the lending of money to business people in groups. Our…

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Will Microfinance Institutions Ever Be an Asset Class…

by Eric Meyer

Last Friday at the Chicago Microfinance Conference, a group of investors explored the issue of microfinance investments and capital markets in a session entitled “Microfinance and Wall Street: Will…

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Does Microfinance Work? Does Microfinance Fight Poverty?

by Rob Moll

The story of microfinance has always been compelling in its simplicity: A poor entrepreneur receives a loan. The loan enables her to purchase equipment or goods. She is then able to sell or increase sales…

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Ambassador Melanne Verveer Discusses the Global Roles…

by Emily Riemer

Welcome to the 21st-century reality: empowering women in the developing world alleviates poverty and grows economies. Gender equality equals smart economic progress. On Tuesday, May 4, Ambassador Melanne…

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Some settling may have occurred. Please shake well…

by Alexandra Arch

I suspect that few things can shake the senses — the soul really — like traveling. More specifically, traveling to Africa. A first-timer to Africa, I have landed in Kampala, Uganda.   Drawing on…

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Bringing It All Home: The Challenges of Microfinance…

by Emily Riemer

At the Chicago Microfinance Conference last Friday (at University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business), a panel of experts from four domestic microfinance organizations discussed the ongoing challenges…

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Bill Morganstern Named CEO of Opportunity International

Brings Track Record of Mission-focused Leadership Oak Brook, Ill., (March 10, 2010) — Opportunity International today announced the appointment of Bill Morgenstern as CEO, replacing Kadita “A.T.”…

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Chicago Microfinance Conference: Can Technology Innovations…

by Sonja Egeland Kelly

At the 6th Annual Chicago Microfinance Conference on Friday, a panel of experts explored the possibilities and pitfalls of ever-changing technology in the microfinance industry. Moderator Preeth Gowdar,…

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Happy Mother’s Day from Opportunity International!

by Opportunity International

Please be sure to visit our Global Opportunity Quilt at OptINnow.org/Mothers to see the beautiful patches purchased and read the inspiring messages supporters have dedicated to the important women in their…

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