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Field Update: My Trip to India, Part 3

by Mark Lutz

Opportunity's Senior Vice President of Global Philanthropy, Mark Lutz, traveled to India to meet some of our incredible clients. Over the course of two weeks, he is sharing a few of the stories of the powerful moments he experienced and inspiring people he met. Read Part 1 here and Part 2 here.  Eleven members of her group, one they titled \"Satia\" (Hindi for \"Friends\"), gathered to make their monthly loan payments. It was a new group, about 7 months into their first one-year loan, and each…

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Field Update: My Trip to India, Part 2

by Mark Lutz

Opportunity's Senior Vice President of Global Philanthropy, Mark Lutz, traveled to India to meet some of our incredible clients. Over the course of two weeks, he is sharing a few of the stories of the powerful moments he experienced and inspiring people he met. Read Part 1 here.  What I remember most about the next entrepreneur I met are her figures and how readily she could recount them. For the sake of this vignette, we’ll call her Shruti. Shruti owned 4 cows that together produced 30 liters…

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Field Update: My Trip to India, Part 1

by Mark Lutz

Opportunity's Senior Vice President of Global Philanthropy, Mark Lutz, traveled to India to meet some of our incredible clients. Over the course of the next two weeks, he will share a few of the stories of the powerful moments he experienced and inspiring people he met.  I had to bend over to get through the door. Once inside, we sat cross-legged on the floor facing each other. Chairs were a luxury absent from most of the homes we visited. A single light bulb hung from an electric cord, dangling…

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Field Update: My Best Espresso

by Atul Tandon

Last fall, I traveled to Bogotá to meet Opportunity International clients and visit our staff in the field. One morning, we loaded our car and drove to Opportunity's branch in a neighborhood in the southern part of the city, where poverty and violence are daily realities. As we approached the office, I noticed a small coffee shop across the street. An admitted coffee aficionado, I asked to make a quick stop so that I could pick up an espresso: my regular caffeine of choice. The small shop was simple—plastic…

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Field Update: My Trip to Ghana

by Atul Tandon

A few weeks ago, I traveled to Ghana with our US Board, UK Board, and CEOs from our partners in Canada, the UK, and Australia. It was an incredible week—full of official meetings, client visits, and opportunities to build relationships with our global team. What an honor to learn more about our work in West Africa and connect with our two Ghanaian partners, OISL and Sinapi Aba.   Opportunity began working in Ghana in 1994 thanks to the leadership and generosity of Fred and Nancy Gale and the…

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Announcing our April Book Club Selection: We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families

by Opportunity International

Join us for the Opportunity Book Club and read with us! Each month, we will select a book about a country in which Opportunity works, an issue that is relevant to our clients, or a topic of interest. Read with us, join our discussions online, and broaden your perspective of the world. On April 7, 1994, an unimaginable genocide began in Rwanda. Over the course of 100 days, neighbors fought against neighbors and Rwandans brutally murdered their fellow citizens, leaving nearly one million people…

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My First Time in the Field

by Shane Ulrich

IT Manager for Opportunity International U.S, Shane Ulrich, sat down with Katie Morgan, Online Marketing Specialist, to talk about his first time visiting the field. See what Shane has to say about his time in Malawi and the impact of technology on our partners.   Katie: What are your responsibilities as the IT Manager for Opportunity International U.S.? Shane: My day-to-day responsibilities include ensuring that everyone in the organization has whatever they need, technologically speaking, to…

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Creating Opportunity for Women through Digital Inclusion

by Rosa Wang

“Innovative fashion entrepreneur” may not be the first words that come to mind when meeting Janet Asamoah. You probably won’t see her in London, Paris, or Milan wearing the latest from Vera Wang or Stella McCartney. But after 10 minutes of hearing her story, it becomes evident she is an executive focused on success and taking advantage of mobile financial services to achieve it. Janet sells used clothing on the streets of a community near Accra, the capital of Ghana. While her bright smile…

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Infographic: The Power of a Tablet

by Opportunity International

We broke down how technology is allowing our clients to access financial services in a totally different way. Loans, savings accounts, and even account security—see how tablets are becoming a critical tool for serving people in rural areas of the developing world. Download the Full Resolution PDF  

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Announcing Our March Book Club Selection

by Opportunity International

Join us for the Opportunity Book Club and read with us! Each month, we will select a book about a country in which Opportunity works, an issue that is relevant to our clients, or a topic of interest. Read with us, join our discussions online, and broaden your perspective of the world. This March, in honor and celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8, we are reading:  Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn A #1 National Bestseller, Half the Sky serves as a “passionate…

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