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Minnesota Investing in Opportunity

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 45 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

Join Opportunity International supporters in Minnesota as we create or sustain 600 jobs for entrepreneurs around the world!

Your investment will help transform the lives of individuals, families and communities working their way out of poverty.

$360 creates a job

$3,000 helps an entrepreneur start a school

$5,000 helps one family and joins you to a special community of more than 600 Governors - supporters across the nation who are committed to Opportunity International and helping people work their way out of poverty

$10,000 funds a Trust Group of 25-30 entrepreneurs. A Trust Group is a group of entrepreneurs who elect leaders and pledge to guarantee each other's loans. Members meet weekly to receive mentoring from loan officers, repay their loans and receive training in business practices, interpersonal relationships and healthcare. The members benefit from deep connections with their group and loan officers as they experience unimaginable growth in their lives. This growth creates lasting change in their families and communities.

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.