Although we earn our living consulting with Institutions and Individuals on how to invest their money, what we'd like to be remembered for is consulting with people on how we might all invest more in the lives of others. There is simply no better investment.
I can't go overseas and fill teeth or hand out antibiotics…but I do understand business. I understand that if a single Mom could trade in her pedal-operated sewing machine for a 20-year-old Singer and then buy enough fabric for 3 dresses instead of one, she'll get dramatically more productive and more profitable. If the demand grows to 6 dresses, she buys another used machine and some more fabric and employs someone. This is business and it's radically empowering in countries where poverty is the rule.
Thus said, Opportunity International has allowed us to start a lending Group…offering a 'hand up' instead of a 'hand out' to third world entrepreneurs. A micro-loan with macro-impact overseen by a local facilitator, collateralized by a group of borrowers and backed by almost survival-like incentive. A loan offered with financial training as a mandate. And a loan, once repaid, that is recycled and offered again and again to change another family and another and another. A gift that truly keeps on giving. We are blessed to start with almost 200 micro loans on behalf of you, our friends and clients. CLICK IN, CHOOSE YOUR RECEIPIENT AND WATCH THE PROGRESS. Here's praying we make a difference.
As you have blessed us with your business, I pray we can turn around and be a blessing to the business of another.
The Lord gave us the Golden Rule…"do unto others"…lest we forget how fortunate we are.
He doesn't need the money…He's interested in our hearts.
As you do to the least of these people, you have done unto me.
You can't take it with you, but you can send it ahead!
I couldn't / wouldn't do something like this were I not totally thankful for my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. What He's done for me, my family and so many people I know. I may not seem like the best Christian…probably not like a Christian at all…but I am so thankful every day. I actually pray that someone reading this might consider His reality and according to Romans 10:9-10…believe in his heart and confess with his mouth that Jesus is Lord…and thus be saved. The best investment you'll ever make.
God Bless You,
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 14.3 million unique clients in 24 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.