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50 for 50: The Earliest Trust Groups

by Susy Cheston with 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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Navigating our interconnected world

by Allison Kooser

Opportunity International is an organization that works across borders, so communication and understanding are at the heart of so much of our work. Learning how to navigate cultural differences well makes…

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50 for 50: The Power of Digital Finance

by Simona Haiduc and Robinah Zawedde

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: Revisiting the Sustainable Development Goals

by Allison Kooser

In 2015, 193 countries committed to 17 ambitious goals—goals designed to promote and measure progress toward equity and development worldwide. This year, as we look back on 50 years of impact, join us…

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Opportunity International's Board Of Directors Adds…

Greg Nelson and Janelle Lassonde Join Board to Advance Global Nonprofit's Mission of Empowering People in Developing Countries to Work Their Way Out of Poverty

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50 for 50: Exploring the Graduation Model

by Carine Roenen and Steven Werlin

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: The Role of Biometrics in Financial Inclusion

by Opportunity International

A key innovation in Opportunity programming, biometric identification, overcomes many traditional identification, banking, and account management challenges. Individuals with no reading education or those…

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You’ll be happy to revisit this classic

by Allison Kooser

In the midst of the back-to-school rush, we’re picking up a book that has often found a prominent place on high school reading lists—and for great reason. Join us as we read Things Fall Apart by Chinua…

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50 for 50: Catalyst Award - Janelle Lassonde

by Opportunity International

We’re overjoyed to present the Catalyst Award to Janelle Lassonde, who was instrumental in taking our Education Finance program from a pilot to a major pillar program.

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50 for 50: Trailblazer Award - Nathan Byrd

by Opportunity International

We are honored to present Nathan Byrd, who had previously served as head of Opportunity’s Education Finance program, with a Trailblazer Award for his tireless work developing and growing Opportunity’s…

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