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International Women’s Day: Coming Together to Recognize…

by Marisa Brown

International Women’s Day is about coming together to recognize and celebrate the social, economic and political achievements of women all around the world. On this global day of celebration, it’s…

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International Women’s Day: What it is/why we celebrate…and…

by Ruth-Anne Renaud

Have you heard of International Women’s Day? Do you know much about the history or significance of this day?  Although the official date is Monday, March 8, we will be contributing posts this week…

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Opportunity Partners with Two Dollar Challenge: Student…

by Amy Carol Wolff

Opportunity International is pleased to announce our partnership withTwo Dollar Challenge (TDC), an organization based out of the University of Mary Washington (UMW) in Fredericksburg, Va. The program,…

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Gates & Mastercard Foundations Partnership

Learn how we are partnering with the Gates and Mastercard Foundations to provide access to savings accounts and agricultural loans in rural areas of Africa.

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Gates and Mastercard Foundations Partner with Opportunity…

by Opportunity International

In an effort to reach people living in poverty in rural areas, Opportunity International has researched and implemented new products and platforms such as mobile banking, savings services, agricultural…

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Ask a Microfinance Expert: Developing a Cost-Benefit…

by Sonja Egeland Kelly

Microfinance practitioners and microfinance enthusiasts alike agree that the sustainability of microfinance institutions hinges on the success of cost-benefit analysis. Opportunity’s Director of Knowledge…

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Yes, We Care, Kenya

by Cynthia Greenwood

Capturing the stories of our field staff and clients during our time in Uganda and Kenya inspired us, and we hope it inspires you. While we were having dinner on our final night in Kenya, Ruth-Anne Renaud…

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Opportunity International Provides Crucial Support…

by Cynthia Greenwood

Fonkoze, the largest microfinance organization in Haiti, is being hailed for its distribution of cash more quickly than traditional banks after the earthquake destroyed the country’s banking infrastructure.…

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Ask a Microfinance Expert: M-Banking

by Sonja Egeland Kelly

The microfinance landscape has changed because of the advent of mobile phone banking technology. With the simple use of a cellular phone, Opportunity clients can check their account balances, transfer…

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Two Days of Discovery in Uganda

by Ruth-Anne Renaud

Cynthia Greenwood, Opportunity’s public relations specialist, and I recently traveled to Uganda and Kenya to capture the stories of Opportunity’s clients, programs, loan officers and services. We started…

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