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Happily Growing Seeds of Opportunity

Fundraiser Image Help me "plant seeds" of opportunity. I have the goal to raise $4,900.00 by my 49th birthday on June 21st. Each year when my birthday roles around I begin to reflect on ALL the blessings I (we) live with everyday! I think of all the women (and men) around the world who struggle SO hard everyday to just acquire enough income to feed their family and hopefully themselves. About 6 years ago I was introduce to Opportunity International. Opportunity International services the extreme poor through high risk loans; and specializes in servicing the extremely impoverished farmers. I can relate to the tough times that farming can bring on. So, my heart-strings are raw towards those who are not only impoverished, BUT impoverished and farming -- it is like a double whammy! Yet, they like us farmers feed those around them. If you are at all involved in the agricultural world you know what I am speaking about. Currently Opportunity International is running a fund raiser campaign to raise $250,000.00 (with matching FUNDS!) The timing for my little birthday fund-raiser could not come at a more better time!! Help me turn $4,900.00 into nearly $10,000.00!! Our support of a fund raiser like this can change EVERYTHING to a rural farmer and her family. With every $360.00 raised we will be providing a farmer and her family the opportunity to invest in her farm, as well as technical training to improve her farming techniques so she can benefit from good harvests, season after season, and unlock a world of possibilities for her children. If you have questions or want to learn more about Opportunity International you can contact me or go to: www.opportunity.org Thank you for your support and birthday generosity!!!! Love Johanna "All tides rise when we see a sister making this world a better place with her gifts" ~Univited, Lisa Terkeurst

Where Donations Go

Your gift to Opportunity will help small-scale farmers move from subsistence to commercial farming so they can feed their families and their communities. Opportunity provides these farmers with affordable, convenient agricultural finance services and the technical assistance they need to grow more food and increase their profits. Our strategy engages with farmers at every level of the value chain—from planting to harvesting to selling crops—to ensure their success.

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 22 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.