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
Heavy monsoon rains from typhoons Maring and Labuyo have battered the Philippines over the last two weeks causing devastating flooding and affecting more than 2.5 million residents, including 541,554 families in 1,822 villages in 138 towns and 35 cities in 17 provinces.
This number included nearly 150,000 Opportunity International clients and staff, many of whom have lost their homes and businesses.
They desperately need our help.
Our local institutions in the Philippines are currently packing relief goods for distribution to our clients and staff along with other typhoon victims.
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.