Last year, we traveled the world from the screen of our phone or computer, read impactful and thought-provoking books, and were inspired by clients and the stories of their perseverance. Our favorite part was getting to do all this with you! To celebrate another year of exploring, learning, and working to end extreme poverty together, let's a look back at your favorite blogs from 2018.
Opportunity’s own IT master, Shane Ulrich, keeps the Chicago office up to date on all our technological needs. Last year, Shane went to the field to lend his expertise to our partners in Malawi! Read how his work is changing the way our partners interact with clients and what he learned from his first time in the field. Keep reading.
In Hans Rosling’s final book, he explores the truth about our world through data—a truth that can often get hidden by sensationalism or assumptions. Rosling shows us the many ways in which the world is getting better and reminds of the areas in which we still need to improve. Described as “one of the best books I’ve ever read” by Bill Gates, we hope you also come away from this book educated and encouraged. Keep reading.
When our CEO Atul Tandon visited Accra, Ghana, he didn’t expect a quest for delicious bread to lead him to someone quite like Linda—someone who was as vibrant and gracious as she was steadfast in her commitment to giving mothers in her community a chance to follow her path. Keep reading.