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Conference Insights: Cracking the Nut 2023

by Joe Dutra

Inflation, the war in Ukraine, and climate-related disasters have placed incredible strain on the global food system. For the world’s smallholder farmers—who make up two-thirds of those experiencing…

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Building Safe Futures for Refugees

by Allison Hastings

Over the past 18 months, building on the initial success of Opportunity’s refugee pilot program in Uganda and the insights gathered from extensive listening, our work in Uganda has grown exponentially.…

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Staff Spotlight: Jim Delaney

by Allison Hastings

Jim Delaney’s new role as Director of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising combines three of his favorite things: making an impact, tackling big challenges, and rallying new friends around a common goal. First up:…

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Governor Spotlight: Jeannie Burns Buckner

by Kelli Walker

First introduced to Opportunity International through friends, Jeannie Burns Buckner serves as a member of our Board of Governors and has been deeply involved—on the ground and from afar—with projects…

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View from the Field: Updates from Our Latest Webinars

by Joe Dutra

In the spirit of our collaborative efforts, Opportunity International recently hosted two insightful webinars spotlighting urgent global issues: tackling gender disparities in education, and promoting…

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Honor World Refugee Day with the Opportunity Book Club

by Allison Kooser

June 20 is World Refugee Day—an annual reminder to pause and reflect on the enormous challenges that refugees around the world face and the incredible resilience they demonstrate in the face of uncertainty…

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Digitization of Savings Groups

This brief of work in progress summarizes Opportunity's digitization of savings groups in order to help them operate more efficiently and with fewer book-keeping errors.

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AI and space technology boost smallholders’ access…

80% of those living in extreme poverty live in rural areas, which dramatically increases barriers to communication, transportation, and business opportunities. Dive into today’s Financial Times, where…

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Check out a genre-defying memoir this month

by Allison Kooser

This month, we’re checking all of our genre boxes with a lyrical memoir that blends one family’s stories with Columbia’s turbulent political history. It’s a nonfiction reflection that reads like…

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Lessons Learned from Jimmy Carter

by Atul Tandon

  As a leader, neighbor, father, citizen, humanitarian, and friend, I am always looking for inspiring people who have run the race well before me—people whose stories and experiences can serve as encouragement…

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