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2 Mates running the 'City 2 Surf'

Fundraiser Image 2 mates running the Sydney City 2 Surf to raise money and awareness for the work of Opportunity International. Living in such an amazing country as Australia with endless opportunity has made us realise how fortunate we are and the responsibility we have to help other people in the world that do not have the same opportunities that we have. We are both passionate about helping people out of poverty and believe its our responsibility to use the resources we have to help those who don't have anything. We hope you can donate some money to help release people from the grips of poverty!

Where Donations Go

In spite of the challenges they face, women worldwide show inspiring resilience and determination to break out of the cycle of poverty. Studies show that when women have access to financial services, they have a significant impact on the quality of life for their families, especially their children. Your gift to Opportunity will empower women to develop new roles as income earners and community leaders. With access to transformational training, and critical financial products such as savings, loans and insurance, women in poverty can build financial security and create stability for their families, often for the first time in their lives. Opportunity operates under a model of sustainable success. Loans are granted. Loans are repaid and loaned again and again. As important, 95% of our loan clients are women and 99% of these loans are repaid in full.

About Opportunity International

Opportunity International provides small business loans, savings, insurance and training to over 14.3 million people working their way out of poverty in the developing world. Clients in 24 countries use these financial services to start or expand a business, provide for their families, create jobs for their neighbors and build a safety net for the future. Learn more.