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Colombia

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

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Over half of Colombia’s population remains outside the formal labor force. While Colombia’s economy has experienced a small rate of growth in recent years, inequality, underemployment, and narco-trafficking remain significant challenges, and roughly half of Colombia’s population lives beneath the poverty level. We are launching Opportunity's first deposit-taking institution in Latin America, providing tailored solutions to urban poverty and more geographically remote areas.

By contributing to this initiative, you are helping to expand access to financial services so that more people in Colombia will be able to secure their savings, borrow capital for their businesses, and receive training to develop business and life skills. With your help, we can empower people to work their way out of chronic poverty, transforming their lives, their children's futures and their communities.