This year, we want to hear from you!
Each month, we'll ask you a question—and we'll pose the same question to one of our clients working her way out of poverty around the world.
Because, while our circumstances look different, our lives are actually remarkably similar. We all are working hard, dreaming about the future, and caring for our families. We all like hanging out with friends, and we are all aiming for more joy and laughter.
We'll share your responses each month, so be sure to join the conversation with us!
Let's get started...
What is one of your goals for the new year?
Learn Italian! -Ian H.
Run more. -Ian M.
Read 35 books. -Abbie
(Did you know you can read with us? Join the Opportunity Book Club!)
Connect in person with friends. -Pamela
Write more thank you notes and send them via snail mail. -Allison
Learn to do my own house projects without having to hire people to help me. Next big project: remodeling the bathroom! -Shane
My goal is to continue to improve my house. I already worked on my kitchen, and next I want to tile my bathroom! -Denis
Take control of my finances and learn how to invest. -Sarah
Get a 36 on the ACT. -Ian M.
Write to my grandparents more. -Carly
Set my own priorities every day. -Laura
Travel somewhere new! -Katie
(You can travel with Opportunity, too! Check out our 2019 Insight Trips!)
Slow down and protect my calendar. -Annie
Learn more about import/export so that I can continue to expand my business. -Hastings
Start a new job! -John
Meal prep. -Kate
Beat my siblings at tennis. -Kevin
Start a daily journal. -Kyle
Save 30% of every paycheck. -Morgan
Be the best grandma ever. -Diane
I want to open a second location of my store—and eventually, I want to have four so that I can leave one to each of my children! -Uvania
Be more intentional about maintaining long-distance friendships. -Dave
Take more camping trips. -Julia
Take an evening to myself more often. -Steve
Be more productive in the mornings. -Suzanne
Learn to say no, give a reason, and offer an alternative. -Lydia
Have more fun! -Anna
Thank you to everyone who responded to our January question! We loved hearing about your dreams and goals for the year. This month, we'd love to know: