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
In boardrooms and lecture halls, on the field and at home, strong female leaders are making a statement around the globe. In How Great Women Lead, Opportunity Board of Governor - Bonnie St. John, an Olympian and former White House official, and her teenage daughter, Darcy Deane, take a journey into the lives—and life lessons of some of the world's most powerful women. The character traits Bonnie and Darcy explore in the book range from the ethics of Dr. Condoleezza Rice, to the fortitude of Hillary Rodham Clinton, to the enthusiasm of Teach for America founder Wendy Kopp, to the discipline of movie star Geena Davis. Each woman in this book shares the exciting story of her rise to the top and the unique opportunities it took to get there.
One of the women portrayed in this mother daughter adventure is Opportunity Nicaragua’s Regional Manager Noemi Vivas Ocaña. Her story so inspired Bonnie and Darcy that they have chosen to partner with Opportunity International to raise funds and awareness about how great women lead and overcome adversity, including the deepest poverty.
Come alongside Bonnie, Darcy and women from around the world to provide life-changing opportunities to women leaders everywhere.
“It is important for all women to stand up for the right and opportunity of every girl to fulfill her God-given potential.” Hillary Rodham Clinton (as featured in How Great Women Lead
Your support will help
By contributing to Opportunity's Global Microfinance Initiative, you are helping to expand access to financial services to enable more people in 27 countries to secure savings, borrow capital for their businesses, receive training to develop professional and life skills, and to purchase insurance to protect their assets. With three billion people living on less than $2 a day around the world, our mission is to empower people to work their way out of chronic poverty, transforming their lives, their children's futures and their communities.
Opportunity International will use your gifts where they can have the greatest impact.