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Issue no. 1 - 2014 Governor Community Connection

A Message from the CEO

By Opportunity International

Happy 2014! I pray that we share a sense of excitement, energy and hope for all that is possible in this new year.

Last year was one of Opportunity International’s best ever: through the partnership of Governors like you, we reached more than 5 million clients in 22 developing countries. With your help, we’ve been able to expand and improve our agriculture, economic development and education programs to reach families in some of the world’s most isolated and impoverished communities. We truly could not do it without you.

This year, our team will be working hard to build on that success. We will continue to focus on developing effective leaders who will bring energy and ideas to our global mission. In this newsletter, you will learn how our Global Director of Leadership Development and Training, Pat Boyle, is revolutionizing how we cultivate and challenge our employees -- our frontline as we serve our clients.

In addition, we are thrilled to kick off 2014 with a newly redesigned website at opportunity.org. We believe it captures Opportunity International’s spirit, vibrancy and critical work in a new and exciting way. It also features a space uniquely designed to feature and grow our dynamic Governor community: opportunity.org/join-a-community/governors

Every new year is full of hope and promise; we’re excited to begin 2014 with such good and faithful supporters as you. We hope you will mark your calendar for our 2014 National Summit in Chicago on October 2-4 where, together, we will discover new ways to love and serve the poor and support their determination to live lives of dignity and purpose. We’re so glad you’re a part of Opportunity International – I look forward to working alongside you in the year to come.

Best regards,

Vicki Escarra
Chief Executive Officer
Opportunity International

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