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Daniel Taylor: Tell Me A Story

by Eliza Griffith

Hi! Let me tell you a story. Doesn’t your body, your soul just lean in a bit when you hear that? Oh please, tell me! Human beings live in stories. Today, Opportunity International’s Board of Governors…

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Heartbreaking Effects of Typhoon Ketsana on our Clients…

by Rob Moll

The capital city of the Philippines, Manila, has been devastated by typhoon Ketsana during this past week. The storm dumped as much rain on the city as fell on New Orleans during the Katrina hurricane…

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Opportunity International’s CGI Commitment Provides…

Program also provides loans to start and expand schools in the developing world Oak Brook, Ill., (Sept. 23, 2009) — At the Clinton Global Initiative’s Fifth Annual Meeting today, Opportunity International…

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“There is nothing micro about the human spirit.”

by Susy Cheston

This was a quote from the speech Maria Otero gave at her swearing-in ceremony as Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs yesterday. Maria spent over 20 years working in microfinance,…

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Overcoming Back-End Barriers: Opportunity International…

This report describes Opportunity International’s efforts to use technology, specifically back-end switching systems, to enable its banks to achieve widespread outreach to rural microfinance clients.

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Insight Trip: Tanzania Day 2 – Suzie Hofert

by Suzie Hoefert

Today we met many different Opportunity International clients — each one unique in what he or she was selling. One of the clients was selling used clothing. He was such an inspiration because he was…

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Twestival: Social Media Enables Social Change

by Kaitlyn Davidson

What’s this Twitter stuff all about? If you have a Twitter account (millions of you do), and you want to engage in social change, then Twitter may have just the event for you. Twestival Local, or Twitter-Festival,…

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Insight Trip: Tanzania – Mark Zoller Day 1 Post

by Mark Zoller

This post is a part of an ongoing series from YAO members on an insight trip in Tanzania.   It’s Monday evening and YAO is winding down after our first full day here in Tanzania. The majority of our…

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Insight Trip: Tanzania – Jason Duff Pre-trip Post

by Jason Duff

This is a part of an ongoing series of posts from members of the Young Ambassadors for Opportunity. September 5, 2009 Today, I embarked from Columbus, Ohio on a 7-day, 264-hour, 2-country African experience…

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