Issue no. 1 - 2014 Governor Community Connection
Growing Community and Impact
It’s impossible to overstate your impact on Opportunity’s life-changing work as part of the Governors community. In 2013, your community grew by 142 new families, for a total of 724 Governors. And with new members, your power to bring about lasting, positive change is multiplied.
Last year, your generous support provided more than 133,000 clients with loans – many for the first time. That translates into help for at least 534,000 people when you consider our clients’ family members and employees! Thank you for your continued partnership, which truly makes a difference every day.
What motivates an Opportunity International Governor to join this community? Here are two reasons from members who joined in 2013:
Partnering with Opportunity International provides an excellent platform for my family to serve those most in need. Your model to serve and honor the poor has encouraged us that we truly can be part of an enduring solution.”Jeff Toadvine of Florida
“I became inspired on an insight trip, seeing the work Opportunity International does with its clients in Rwanda. Furthermore, seeing the impact of the leverage of these loans and, more importantly, the dignity and pride it provides to the clients, is something that is transformational.”Rita Mansour of Ohio