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Development as a strategic, economic and moral imperative

by Rob Meloche

“Women and girls are one of the world’s greatest untapped resources and a terrific return on investment…I have seen for myself the transformative power of microlending in women’s lives and their…

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Opportunity International Gives Thanks for Dedicated…

by Cynthia Greenwood

Opportunity International gives thanks for dedicated supporters like Bob and Polly McCrea, who are highlighted in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune article For retired Lake Minnetonka couple, giving has no…

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Rabia Mwakasaka’s New Beginning

by Sonja Egeland Kelly

As we jump into 2010 with both feet, I am reminded of Rabia Mwakasaka’s story. Rabia is a widow with three children. Before she came to Opportunity Tanzania, she worked out of her home, but could not…

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Top 5 Reasons Urbana Rocks!

by Amy Carol Wolff

I just spent a week with 16,000 amazing people, sharing about microfinance, listening to countless stories, and enjoying the energy that comes with being around people who want to make an impact. I’d…

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Opportunity International at Urbana 2009

by Amy Carol Wolff

Hello from St. Louis! To create some context, on Sunday, the downtown area of St. Louis nearly doubled in size. And a couple of us from Opportunity International are spending this week with over 16,000…

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Creating New Traditions

by Marisa Brown

We are always encouraged when we hear stories about Opportunity International’s initiatives that are becoming part of families’ traditions, such as OptINnow holiday gift cards and the One Hen book…

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Guest Post: Believe in Sheela

by Desiree Adaway

The following is a guest post by  Desiree Adaway, Sr. Director of Volunteer Mobilization at Habitat for Humanity. It was first posted on her personal blog. I want you to believe in Sheela.  She is …

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#Mifimon: Microfinance and Technology

by Amy Carol Wolff

The following is a collaborative post from Grameen Foundation’s Edward Cable and Opportunity International’s Amy Carol Wolff. Moderators: @amycarolwolff @mifos Panelists: @bhalchander @creditsms @GrameenAppLab…

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The Gift of Health

by Sonja Egeland Kelly

Very often, we take health for granted. While the healthcare debate rages in Washington D.C. and around the U.S., the majority of us have health insurance, or at least have access to medical care in the…

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Opportunity’s new start-up in Tanzania to become…

by Ian Haisley

Opportunity Tanzania has begun the transition to become a regulated deposit-taking institution.  With the help and guidance of Opportunity’s Bank Building Team, Tanzania’s CEO, Peter Olivier expects…

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