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Run4Poverty was created by and for endurance athletes who have a desire to push their physical limits and raise awareness and funds for sustainable change. It began in October 2012 when Governor Deyl Kearin ran an ultramarathon across the Sahara Desert to raise funds for our work in Africa, and continued in May 2013 when supporter Vanessa Felts ran an ultramarathon across the Gobi Desert to empower women with economic opportunities. In the spring of 2014, the Run4Poverty movement continued with Deyl, Vanessa and four new athletes running across southern California in the Leona Divide 50/50 race. Learn more about their race and how you can support them here.
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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Run4Poverty - Gobi Race

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$96,109 raised out of $100,000

Fundraiser ends in 12:29 hours

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Run4Poverty- Leona Divide 50-50

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$18,851 raised out of $30,000

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Running the Grand 2 Grand Ultra

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$51,837 raised out of $50,000

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