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2021 WeGO Award Winners: Increasing Opportunities for…

by Nicole Brown

Championing programs and supporting projects that increase inclusion and chart a pathway out of poverty for women and girls globally is at the heart of Opportunity International’s work. We are pleased…

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Locked out of Learning: Addressing the COVID-19 Education…

From economic slowdowns to travel restrictions to severe health risks, the pandemic has irrevocably changed our world. Over the past two years, we have lost jobs, opportunities, gatherings and loved ones.…

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Opportunity Honors Life of Former President and CEO…

Gordon Edward Murphy, Opportunity’s President and CEO from 1986-1991, passed away on January 15, 2022. During his time at Opportunity, Murphy built up a powerful board and hired several key staff members…

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6 places the Opportunity International Book Club explored…

by Allison Kooser

In a year full of ups and downs, we found solace, education, and adventure curling up with great books. The Opportunity Book Club enjoyed novels, memoirs, human psychology, business reads, and more every…

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Ghana's farmers arm against freak weather with crop…

Ghana's worsening floods and droughts have made growing fruit and vegetables harder, and when the staple maize and rice crops are hit as well, families in the region are left with meager yields of grains…

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Armed with produce collateral, Ghana farmers widen…

For the first time in Africa, farmers in Ghana are using farm produce as collateral to get loans from lenders. Charities like Opportunity International under its Roots of Change program are working with…

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Agents of Empowerment - India - Digital Training Pilot…

This issue is the first in our new publication series – Spotlights – focused on innovations and topics in international development pertinent to Opportunity’s work. In the featured pilot program,…

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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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