Every $270 gives a woman the opportunity to work her way out of poverty and get where she belongs.
When we follow extreme poverty, we often find women who are ostracized
from their families, shut out from banks because they don’t have
assets, isolated on farms miles from the nearest village. You can give
these ambitious women financial solutions that are tailored for her, so
she can fulfill the dreams she has for herself and her family. Whether
she belongs under a solid roof, in her own restaurant, in a Trust
Group, or leading her community—you can help her get where she deserves
Empower Her to Succeed
What Your Gift Will Do
Grow Businesses For 1.2 Million More Women
“I buy fish at the docks every morning before the sun rises. With my
profits, I have been able to send my children to school and I want to
keep them there.”
If there’s one thing Anasleys Vargas knows, it’s fish. In her Trust Group
in Columbia, she learned how to maximize her sales and save for home
improvements that will keep her children safe and healthy. With her next
loan, she could open her own restaurant.
Build a Place of Their Own
“I live in a shared house right now, but I have started to build my own
house. It’s already partly roofed. I think that maybe after this harvest,
I’ll have enough to roof the other side.”
Mujawimana Marie Josee is a rice and maize farmer in Muhanga, Rwanda. Her
first harvest produced no rice, only hay for grazing. She used an
Opportunity loan and training to improve her harvests and has been slowly
building her very first house, brick by brick, so she has a safe and
livable space to call her own.
Lift Their Voices
“Here’s my advice for women: stand on your feet. We have many dreams to
achieve. Help people in your community. Go forward, don't go back.”
As a woman living in the slums of India, Samiksha Devi is overcoming
incredible challenges in her life with Opportunity by her side. As the
leader of her Trust Group, she passes her strength to the other women and
encourages them to take advantage of their opportunities like she has.
She wants to use her next loan to open a chicken shop—which would help
create jobs for her neighbors.
Be Safe and Cared For
“Sometimes women think they cannot go at it on their own. I tell
them no—that things are not so. I’m an example of that, I’ve succeeded. I
have fallen and gotten back up and here I am.”
When Elsa Martinez was just 9 years old, she had to flee from her town
when it was taken over by armed bandits. Later as the mother of five
children, she was abandoned by her husband and left to be the sole
provider. She has been relentless in her pursuit of safety and stability
for herself and her children. Loans, training, and a Trust Group have
helped her create the major life changes that she deserved. With
Opportunity’s support, she wants to finish her education so she can give
back to her neighbors and teach the children at the local school.
You can be a part of these stories. Empower a woman to get where she belongs today.
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Where Your Donation Goes
Opportunity International is a 501(c)3 organization. In cases where
donations exceed what is needed for a specific initiative, we promise
to honor your generosity by using your gift where it will have the most
impact on building sustainable livelihoods for those living in poverty.
All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.