On behalf of Opportunity International’s global family, we want to wish you a very blessed and happy Thanksgiving holiday. This Thanksgiving, we’re grateful for contributors like you who work side by side with us to empower families in poverty and create lasting change in the world.
Your support means so much to both our clients and our staff. It makes it possible for clients like Ghanaian cocoa farmer Beatrice Duku Frimpomg Boaten to obtain a savings account, loan and insurance from Opportunity. With these financial tools, Beatrice has improved her farming and can now afford necessities like soap and shoes. She also has respect and authority in her community. “With Opportunity, I feel I have joined a family I can call on at any time,” says Beatrice. “With their help, I know that I can achieve my goals, and that gives me hope for the future. Opportunity came along with the love and grace of God and I’m so glad.”
It’s not only clients but local staff who are grateful for the work they’re able to do because of your partnership. Abena Agyakowa Nketha Sarpong, an agricultural finance officer who serves as a mentor and trainer, says the changes she sees in her clients like Beatrice are a constant source of inspiration. “My greatest reward is seeing our clients say goodbye to poverty. It’s also very soul-satisfying that Opportunity allows me to utilize my business skills while expressing my faith.”
Happy Thanksgiving from Opportunity’s global community of clients, and international and local staff. We’re grateful for your partnership.
Watch a special Thanksgiving message from Geoffrey Thige, chief operating officer at Opportunity International Kenya: