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COVID-19’s Impact on Education and Creative Responses

Opportunity CEO Atul Tandon joins Global Minnesota's International Day of Education event to discuss COVID-19’s impact on education and Opportunity's creative responses to help schools weather the pandemic.

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Learn something new this month

by Allison Kooser

In December, one of you shared a recommendation that also appeared on Bill Gates’ holiday reading list, so we knew we needed to check it out. This month, join us as we read Range by David Epstein.

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What we’re reading this month

by Allison Kooser

During Women's History Month, we are recognizing remarkable, inspiring women around the world. And today, we are joining our friends in the UK for World Book Day (we'll take any excuse to celebrate great…

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A Pandemic at our door

by Atul Tandon

2020 was a challenging and transformative year. For the first time in our lifetimes, all human beings faced a significant threat at the same time and the ground shifted on nearly everything simultaneously.…

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Reflecting on the International Day of Education

by Catherine O'Shea

Sometimes the answers to simple, fundamental questions are in fact the most compelling. As part of International Day of Education 2021 we asked three of our Opportunity EduFinance staff to reflect on the…

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50 for 50: The Power of Community

by Allison Kooser

In the early 1990s, Opportunity International was testing out innovative new models around the world. While launching our very first programs in Africa and beginning to issue larger loans in Eastern Europe…

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50 for 50: Let’s start at the very beginning

by Laura DesGranges

To begin our 50-year celebration, there is no better place to start than at the beginning. While today we serve 14 million people, the Opportunity International story starts with one.

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The Pandemics We Don't See

by Atul Tandon

This article was originally published on the Opportunity International blog on December 21, 2020. When The World Food Programme won the Nobel Prize last year, WFP president David Beasley took the increased…

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What We Read in 2020

by Opportunity International

In 2020, as we spent countless hours at home learning new terms like "sheltering in place" and "social distancing", we found ourselves turning to great books again and again. Reading provided a distraction,…

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Start 2021 with a great book

by Allison Kooser

We are so excited to begin another year of reading together. With physical travel paused, we were even more grateful to travel around the world through the pages of great books. Take a moment to revisit…

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