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Celebrating Human Rights, Honoring Kofi Annan

by Katey Assem

Today is Human Rights Day, an annual holiday to honor human dignity. As we celebrate equality and justice on the 70th anniversary of the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we remember Kofi Annan,…

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KM Insight - Strengthening Education and Career Pathways…

Opportunity International tailors holistic financial empowerment to directly benefit women as clients and shape women’s and girls’ surrounding environment through services such as women-inclusive trainings,…

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Global Food Security Act Re-authorization

by Mark Castellino

We know that poverty alleviation is inextricably tied to global food security, which is why Opportunity provides financial services to farmers, processors, input suppliers and other enterprises in the…

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Announcing our November Book Club Selection: Indonesia…

by Opportunity International

The country of Indonesia is comprised of 17,000 islands—spanning thousands of miles in the Pacific Ocean. Journalist and HIV Epidemiologist Elizabeth Pisani trekked 26,000 of those miles to research…

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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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