As you gather around the Thanksgiving table, enjoying your time with family and friends, we know you’re grateful for all your blessings. At Opportunity International, we’re grateful for the opportunity to be part of work that empowers clients like Eugenie Nyirabagenzi to feed their families and secure a more hopeful future for themselves and their communities.
Eugenie Nyirabagenzi owns a three-acre rice farm in Rwamagana, Rwanda. Until she became an Opportunity client, she couldn’t afford to hire workers during the planting and harvesting seasons, and she had difficulty making enough money to make ends meet. Today, she accesses Opportunity’s agricultural finance products, including loans; financial literacy training and advice from her loan officer, Jean de Dieu Kampayana; a safe and secure savings account; and weather-index crop insurance. With her increased profits, Eugenie is able to hire three of her neighbors and feed her children more nutritious meals. “I feel more secure now and I have increased hope for my life,” she says. She says that she dreams of the day when she will be able to purchase two more acres of land and enroll her children in good schools.
Eugenie is one woman who is feeding her family and her community. We’re grateful that we have the opportunity to empower millions of clients like Eugenie every day.
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From all of us at Opportunity International, we wish you and your loved ones a wonderful Thanksgiving.