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by Ruth-Anne Renaud

Welcome to the Opportunity International blog. We hope to build this site into a collaborative, informative and engaging destination where we can all learn more about microfinance and poverty eradication. What can you expect from the Opportunity blog? Look for posts from a variety of Opportunity authors. We’ll share information on developing countries where Opportunity serves, compelling stories of entrepreneurs that are working their way out of poverty, as well as updates on innovative microfinance…

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For Some, “Back to School” is Easier Said than Done

by Andrew Koehler

It’s that time of the year again. Children all across America are heading back to school, a sometimes chaotic, but relatively uncomplicated task for families. Unfortunately, “back to school” isn’t so simple for many children living in impoverished communities around the world where schools, money and transportation are sparse. Jacqueline Syokwaa is the owner of a small primary school in her village slum near Nairobi, Kenya. Her wish is that all of the children living in her village, where…

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