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
Ever since its founding, Opportunity International has considered itself as a family, with members around the world. We serve our clients with caring hearts. We support our coworkers with shared commitment. We celebrate success and pull together in hard times.
Today, our Opportunity family in the Philippines needs our help. Last week, Typhoon Haiyan – the strongest tropical storm ever – devastated the island nation. Entire villages were destroyed; there might be as many as 10,000 fatalities and more than 650,000 people displaced.
Almost no corner of the country was spared, including many areas where Opportunity works. Unfortunately, as many as 1,000 of our colleagues have lost their homes, and up to 40 are still missing in the storm’s chaotic aftermath. The typhoon also took houses, businesses and loved ones away from thousands of Opportunity clients.
It’s an unimaginably difficult situation for survivors – and we can help. That’s why we’ve launched the Opportunity Philippines Rebuilding Fund. Your donation will help families have the financial assistance to recover in the months to come.
Your support will help
Currently, one-third of the population of the Philippines lives under the poverty line and 60% are employed in the informal economy, running small businesses which are not recognized by the government. By contributing to this initiative, you are helping to expand access to financial services so that more people in the Philippines will be able to have access to loans, training, savings, and innovative insurance covering life, property and even typhoon damage. With your support, we can empower people to work their way out of chronic poverty, transforming their lives, their children's futures and their communities.