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Read With Us! December Book Club Selection

by Opportunity International

Winner of the National Book Award, the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award, the LA Times Book Prize, and more, Behind the Beautiful Forevers tells the story of Annawadi, a slum community near the Mumbai…

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Opportunity International Honors 2018 WeGo Award Winners

Chicago – October 31, 2018 – Opportunity International is pleased to announce the winners of the Women and Girls Opportunity (WeGO) Awards. The inaugural WeGO Award seeks to highlight and honor…

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A New Way to Move Families From Poverty to Prosperity

by Jenn Winter

Before anything else, Marites is a mother. The first thing she asks herself every morning is how she will get food on the table for her children that day. She is learning better ways to answer that question…

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Knowledge Management Update - October 2018

The October 2018 KM Update touches on a number of recent research studies and activities, including the development of a new research approach to help organizations optimize their interventions, a rigorous…

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Meet Erin Dowland Kabwe

by Opportunity International

In August, we welcomed our new Senior Director of Volunteer Engagement, Erin Dowland Kabwe. As Mother Teresa says, “It’s not about how much you do, but how much love you put into what you do that counts.” …

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The Power of Education in Nicaragua

by Lindy Purdy

Nelson Mandela once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” In Nicaragua, we saw first-hand evidence of that truth. With its magnificent geographic setting…

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Fall 2018 Global Report

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Announcing Our September Book Club Selection

by Opportunity International

Here at Opportunity International, we have so many wonderful friends. These are people who provide us with invaluable strategic direction, encourage us as we tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges,…

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Powering Educational Change-Makers Like Grace

by Allison Kooser

A native of Bogotá, Grace remembers wanting to become a teacher when she was as young as the students she teaches today. As a child in school, she was accustomed to knocks on the door from classmates…

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Bandeja Paisa: Bring Colombia to Your Kitchen

by Katie Morgan

This hearty meal is a popular dish in Colombian cuisine. Traditionally served in a large tray to accommodate the amount of food, Bandeja Paisa is a perfect meal to share with friends and neighbors!  …

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