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Waymaker Wednesday: Santosh

by Opportunity International

We entered the home of 30-year old Santosh, and were offered a mat on the ground to sit on. We got settled and the men left. And only then, did Santosh remove the scarf that was acting as a veil, and we…

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Opportunity International CEO Atul Tandon receives…

Atul Tandon, Chief Executive Officer of Opportunity International, a 50-year-old global organization that provides financial services to lift people out of poverty, has been selected for a lifetime achievement…

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Through the eyes of an elephant

by Allison Kooser

Told through the perspective of an aging elephant as he makes his way across East Africa, The Memory of an Elephant spans both countries and generations, weaving a heartwarming—and heartbreaking—story…

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50 for 50: Looking Back at 50 Years

by Atul Tandon

With support from this incredible community, we have been unwavering on mission and flexible on implementation for 50 years. We have innovated, pivoted, and grown—while remaining fixed on our ultimate…

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50 for 50: Back to the Beginning - David Bussau

by Alexis Beggs Olsen

This essay is a selection from the special edition of UnPoverty by Mark Lutz. The new edition has been released in celebration of Opportunity International’s 50th Anniversary, featuring new chapters…

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50 for 50: Back to the Beginning: Al Whittaker

by Don Whittaker

This essay is a selection from the special edition of UnPoverty by Mark Lutz. The new edition has been released in celebration of Opportunity International’s 50th Anniversary, featuring new chapters…

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Opportunity International Announces 2021 WeGO Award…

CHICAGO, December 16, 2021 – For decades, Opportunity International has created and supported projects that increase inclusion and chart a pathway out of poverty for women. This year, Opportunity recognizes…

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Opportunity International Celebrates the 2021 European…

CHICAGO, December 14, 2021 – Fonkoze, the largest microfinance organization in Haiti, won the prestigious European Microfinance Award (EMA) for Inclusive Finance and Healthcare. More specifically, Fonkoze’s…

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50 for 50: Origin Stories - Africa

by Larry Reed

This essay is a selection from the special edition of UnPoverty by Mark Lutz. The new edition has been released in celebration of Opportunity International’s 50th Anniversary, featuring new chapters…

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This book is on us

by Allison Kooser

In celebration of Opportunity International’s 50th Anniversary this year, long-time staff member Mark Lutz has released a special edition of UnPoverty.

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