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50 for 50: Bringing Health Insurance to Those Who Need…

by Richard Leftley

In 2004, Richard Leftley wrote a white paper outlining the severe risks the HIV/AIDS crisis presented for Opportunity International Trust Groups. He proposed a new, creative solution: very small insurance…

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50 for 50: YAO Memories

by Allison Kooser

In 2008, a group of young philanthropists came together in support of Opportunity International. They were so impressed by the model and inspired by the clients that they decided to build a community that…

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50 for 50: Investing in Agriculture: Celebrating Jane…

by Opportunity International

For the last 15 years, Jane and Peter Nelson have been champions of the Agriculture Finance program, providing generous funding and strategic vision to propel it forward.

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Desperate Times, Desperate Measures: A Microfinance…

Opportunity International has built a robust network of microfinance partners throughout India. Our local teams know our clients — and our clients trust our teams. Now, in the face of disaster, we are…

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Revisiting one of the Book Club’s favorite authors

by Allison Kooser

Factfulness, by world-renowned physician and data analyst Hans Rosling, is one of our most popular book club picks ever (June 2018). So when his family released his posthumous memoir earlier this spring,…

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50 for 50: Origin Stories - Eastern Europe

by Linda Vander Weele

Opportunity International has always gone where the needs are greatest. In 1993, that meant Eastern Europe—and today it means reaching increasingly rural and impoverished communities around the world.…

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50 for 50: Honoring World Hunger Day

by Opportunity International

Opportunity International's Agriculture Finance program works to end the cycle of low-productivity farming in rural communities and help rural families transform their small farms into more productive,…

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Opportunity Insights, A Knowledge Management Report

Opportunity’s KM team is responsible for generating, capturing and disseminating knowledge throughout the Opportunity network as a result of conducting rigorous, groundbreaking research on clients, markets,…

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Extraordinary Situations Demand Extraordinary Responses:…

by Atul Tandon

As the world is slowly opening up here at home, my friends and colleagues in India are facing the world's worst coronavirus outbreak yet. Countless families, including mine, have lost loved ones over the…

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50 for 50: Origin Stories - Latin America

by Opportunity International

In 1971, Opportunity International made its first loan to Colombian entrepreneur Carlos Moreno. Since that fateful first relationship, we have continued to provide access to loans and financial training…

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