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Howard Buffett: Awareness, Knowledge and Education Key to Food Security

By Lauren Williamson

Farmer and philanthropist Howard G. Buffett believes we each have about 40 years—40 chances—to meet our goals.

His ambitious goal is to end global hunger by 2045—a noble ideal we share here at Opportunity International. That’s why we partnered Monday with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs to present a discussion between Buffett and his son, Howard W. Buffett, who co-authored the book, 40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World.

The key to solving the world’s food security crisis, he said, is awareness, knowledge and education—and empowering women.

We couldn’t agree more.

At Opportunity International, we equip our clients not just with the financial tools they need to start or grow a business, but also the professional training that allows them to compete in the marketplace and turn a profit.

We’re also committed to getting—and keeping—more children in the classroom. Our school proprietor loans help educational entrepreneurs reach more children, while school-fee insurance guarantees kids can continue their education if they lose a parent.

Women receive 93 percent of Opportunity International loans because research shows that they are nearly three times as likely to reinvest any money they earn in their family—transforming the cycle of poverty into one of security.

Our clients make the most of every opportunity they get. What will you do with your 40 chances? Tell us on Twitter: #40chances.

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