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Program Manager in the Field: 3 Defining Insights from…

by Kyle Fiechter

How can a non-profit work with social enterprises to reduce poverty? When I visited Opportunity’s operations in Uganda in November, this question loomed in my mind—I was curious to discover the best…

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A memoir of a life across continents

by Allison Kooser

Dive into one of the “Best Books of 2021” and be inspired by one girl’s journey to rebuild her life in an unfamiliar place. This month, the Opportunity Book Club is traveling across countries and…

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Opportunity International Names Michael Chitwood Chief…

Former World Vision USA Executive will Advance Opportunity International’s Ability to Empower People in Developing Countries to Work Their Way Out of Poverty.

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2021 WeGO Award Winners: Increasing Opportunities for…

by Nicole Brown

Championing programs and supporting projects that increase inclusion and chart a pathway out of poverty for women and girls globally is at the heart of Opportunity International’s work. We are pleased…

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Locked out of Learning: Addressing the COVID-19 Education…

From economic slowdowns to travel restrictions to severe health risks, the pandemic has irrevocably changed our world. Over the past two years, we have lost jobs, opportunities, gatherings and loved ones.…

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Opportunity Honors Life of Former President and CEO…

Gordon Edward Murphy, Opportunity’s President and CEO from 1986-1991, passed away on January 15, 2022. During his time at Opportunity, Murphy built up a powerful board and hired several key staff members…

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6 places the Opportunity International Book Club explored…

by Allison Kooser

In a year full of ups and downs, we found solace, education, and adventure curling up with great books. The Opportunity Book Club enjoyed novels, memoirs, human psychology, business reads, and more every…

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Ghana's farmers arm against freak weather with crop…

Ghana's worsening floods and droughts have made growing fruit and vegetables harder, and when the staple maize and rice crops are hit as well, families in the region are left with meager yields of grains…

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Armed with produce collateral, Ghana farmers widen…

For the first time in Africa, farmers in Ghana are using farm produce as collateral to get loans from lenders. Charities like Opportunity International under its Roots of Change program are working with…

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Agents of Empowerment - India - Digital Training Pilot…

This issue is the first in our new publication series – Spotlights – focused on innovations and topics in international development pertinent to Opportunity’s work. In the featured pilot program,…

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