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Honoring Jerry Jensen

One out of every two people on this planet struggles to feed and educate their children. When powered by opportunity, they have a chance to work their way out of poverty and transform their lives. For 40 years, Opportunity International has provided the savings, loans, training and insurance that all people need to create a better future for their families and their communities.

About this project

Jerry and Colleen became involved with Opportunity International about ten years ago. Jerry devoted much of his time to supporting the organization and served on the boards in Kenya and Tanzania. Jerry traveled to Africa quarterly to implement programs, support the growth, and drive the vision in both countries. In June 2014, Jerry took his daughter, Jackie, his granddaughter, Haley and his daughter-in-law, Amy on an insight trip to visit schools in Nairobi and meet Opportunity entrepreneurs in Tanzania. The following year Jerry took his son Jon to visit Opportunity schools and regional banks in Western Kenya.

Colleen and all of his children supported Jerry’s passion for Opportunity International and would love your tribute of a memorial donation to the organization in his name.

Thank you for your support,

The Jensen Family

Opportunity International
Attn: Jerry Jensen Memorial Gift
550 W Van Buren Ste 200
Chicago, IL 60607

Your support will help

By contributing to Opportunity's Global Microfinance Initiative, you are helping to expand access to financial services to enable more people in 27 countries to secure savings, borrow capital for their businesses, receive training to develop professional and life skills, and to purchase insurance to protect their assets. With three billion people living on less than $2 a day around the world, our mission is to empower people to work their way out of chronic poverty, transforming their lives, their children's futures and their communities.

Opportunity International will use your gifts where they can have the greatest impact.