Here at Dollar Rent a Car in Seattle and Portland and Park and Fly Seattle, we believe that microfinance provides the opportunity to help end global poverty by offering micro-loans to hardworking but impoverished entrepreneurs. As their businesses grow, so grows the local, national and global economy, producing growth for our clients’ portfolios as well as “dividends” of a non-financial nature.
As loans are repaid, a new loan is funded, and the cycle repeats itself. Repayment rates exceed 95%, creating an enormous ripple effect as loans are continually recycled.
In 2010, we have made a financial investment of $5000 of which $2000 is in your hands in the form of a $10 “You can Change the World Card”. Our investment has already been doubled via a matching gift from the Caterpillar Foundation. Now we are counting on you to deliver the remainder of our gift to a deserving entrepreneur of your choice.
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!
Impact in 5yrs
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.