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Credit Suisse and Opportunity International have joined together to bring banking services to rural microentrepreneurs across the globe. Through this partnership, Credit Suisse employees, clients, family and friends can join us in making a difference! As a Credit Suisse employee, you can help empower a mircoentrepreneur in the developing world by giving him/her a loan to start/grow their business today. More than 98% of microentrepreneurs in the developing world would pay back a loan if they had the chance. However, most lack the formal identification, transportation, collateral and minimum deposit that most banks require. Opportunity International's mobile banks and biometric fingerprint technologies remove these barriers by bringing banking services to remote villages and providing access to those lacking formal identification and collateral. Through this partnership, microentrepreneurs living on less than $2/day are now able to accumulate assets and lift themselves out of poverty.
Every dollar invested in Opportunity becomes $6 invested in microenterprises over the course of 5 years.

As loans are repaid, the money is lent to new entrepreneurs again and again, multiplying the impact of each dollar over time. Check out our estimate of your group's collective impact as your donations are recycled and reinvested!

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Opportunity International helps nearly 10 million unique clients in 22 countries.

By investing in entrepreneurs and providing financial services like loans, savings, insurance and training, Opportunity empowers people to build businesses, support their families and transform their communities.

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