For someone living in extreme poverty‚ especially in rural areas‚ opportunities don't just come along every day. In fact, a person may spend their whole life trying to provide basic needs for their family. Small-scale farmers have the potential to improve their harvests and dream of new possibilities for their families‚ if they had access to the right opportunities.
Today, you can plant that seed of opportunity and watch the possibilities grow. Just $360 will provide a loan and technical training to 1 farmer, which enables them to grow their harvest and work their way out of poverty. Opportunity International gives comprehensive service and support for rural clients who want to grow their farms and their dreams but just need the opportunity to do so.
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With every seed of opportunity, a farmer gets access to the powerful financial services, knowledge, training and technology that help them grow their farms and explore new possibilities for their families.
When Proscovia Kiweewa approached Opportunity for support for her coffee farm, she wanted to learn how to better manage her business. Through training and financial services, she learned how diversifying her crops could streamline her income, and she began planting pineapple in addition to coffee. And thanks to a repayment schedule developed specifically for farmers, Proscovia was able to repay her loan during harvest, once she had sold her crops.
But the real change came when her success sparked a newfound confidence in Proscovia, driving her to run for—and win—an elected position in her community council! She has become a role model for her children, who are witnessing their mom accomplish her goals and starting to pursue their dreams, too. Help us unleash the potential of more leaders like Proscovia!
Walking around his small yucca farming community in Nicaragua, it’s impossible to miss Reynaldo Mercado. He is larger-than-life, a self-appointed grandfather of the area and mentor to younger farmers. He dreams big and wants to build a legacy that’s even bigger. He partnered with Opportunity to access the capital he needed to try new techniques, along with information about innovative farming strategies. With a loan, Reynaldo invested in creative strategies to improve his yucca harvests. And with a knowledgeable agricultural officer as his partner, he was able to learn more about the most cutting-edge techniques for his field.
Now, Reynaldo is taking his newfound knowledge to his community—educating his family and peers and teaching them how to improve their livelihoods. He is building his legacy as he revolutionizes the farming community around him. Your gifts help other rural clients like Reynaldo lead their communities and prepare the next generation with the skills to lead prosperous lives.
We wish everyone could meet Betha Chilosa, a vivacious rice farmer in Tanzania who spreads joy wherever she goes. And no wonder Betha is celebrating—she has seen new possibilities for her family come to life since partnering with Opportunity. Several years ago, Betha had trouble accessing the right materials and equipment to cultivate her 12-acre rice farm—until she received a seed of opportunity.
She invested a loan from Opportunity International into her farm and got connected to agricultural dealers who sold the inputs she needed. She began using mobile technology to make her payments directly from her phone, saving her valuable travel time and expenses. Before long, her harvest grew from 200 to 300 bags of rice—and her possibilities grew, too. She used her earnings to send her children to college and build a safe, sturdy home where her family can grow and thrive. Your gifts will empower remarkable men and women like Betha to provide for their families.
Together, we are making a sustainable difference in the lives of thousands of rural clients around the world. Plant a seed of opportunity for a farmer and their family today!
Because of your generosity, we can equip rural clients with the financial tools, knowledge, technology and connections that enable them to earn better incomes and work their way out of poverty.