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Chicago, IL 60607

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© 2020 Opportunity Internationala 501(c)3 nonprofit. EIN: 540907624.

Who We Are Mission, Vision & Motivation

Mission

By providing financial solutions and training, we empower people living in poverty to transform their lives, their children's futures and their communities.

Vision

Our vision is a world in which all people have the opportunity to achieve a life free from poverty, with dignity and purpose.

Motivation

We respond to Jesus Christ's call to love and serve the poor. We seek to emulate the Good Samaritan, whose compassion crossed ethnic groups and religions. We serve all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.

Values

Commitment: to our clients and their transformation. We are committed to loving and serving those who are poor and marginalized in the developing world, striving to enable lasting improvement in their lives, families, and communities. The needs, expectations, and wellbeing of families in poverty inspire everything we do.

Humility: a spirit of serving in all that we do. We are committed to modeling our behavior on being of service to one another and not on any supposed personal superiority or advantage (whether based on our position, influence, personality, wealth, or otherwise).

Respect: consideration shown to all people and commitment to teamwork. We operate on the basis of respect for all people; in particular, we aim to fully value everyone and to affirm personal dignity and uniqueness. This respect also is the foundation for our relationships with communities and others involved in our work – including supporters, investors, program partners, and service providers.

Integrity: living our values with transparency and consistency. We honor the trust placed in us by the families we serve, supporters, investors, program partners, service providers, and staff, endeavoring to manage all our resources transparently, reflecting our motivation. We aim to do the right things for the right reasons, whether or not anyone will know.

Stewardship: accountability, innovation, and urgency. We are committed to being good stewards of resources, exercising a thoughtful and cost-effective use of time, skills, and finances. We promote excellence, professionalism, and best practice in every aspect of our work, seeking to maximize every opportunity to fulfill our mission. We believe in innovation, seeing it as another dimension of effective use of our time, talent, and treasure. We are motivated by a sense of urgency to address the needs of families living in poverty and to help them transform their lives as quickly as possible.

Transformation: our ultimate goal in ourselves and others. We are committed to providing services, resources, and encouragement that equip families and communities for better economic prospects, new futures, new hope, and dignity. We acknowledge that transformation is a two-way street and that our staff and supporters also are part of the transformational journey.

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