Adjoa Andoh presents an appeal for Opportunity International, a charity providing loans, savings and business training to people in developing countries.
Adjoa Andoh presents The Radio 4 Appeal for Opportunity International, a charity providing loans, savings and business training to nearly 5 million people - 84% of whom are women - in 24 developing countries. Registered Charity No 1107713
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Across the world there are millions of people living in poverty who want to grow their business, send their children to school and feed their families. All they need is an opportunity and this is where Opportunity International comes in.
Opportunity International believes the best way to help
people living in poverty is to give them an opportunity to build their own
business and support themselves and their communities. By tapping into people’s energy and
entrepreneurial spirit, Opportunity International help people reach their full
Photo: Students at Richmercy School in Ghana (Credit: Sara Joe Wolansky)
Working their way out of poverty
Globally, Opportunity International supports nearly 5
million people in over 20 countries with financial services and training. Through innovative technology and tailored
financial products – for individuals, schools and farming communities –
Opportunity International provide people with the tools and knowledge to work
their way out of poverty. And with 98%
of their micro-loans being repaid and recycled, more people are able to work
for a better future.
Photo: Employees at the Mama Esthetique Tailor Shop, Rwanda, owned by Opportunity client Solange Branya Fitina (Credit: Abby Ross)
Elizabeth Afrakome owns a cocoa farm in Adagya, Ghana. Three
years ago, her husband suffered a stroke.
As the family’s sole provider, Elizabeth struggled to maintain the farm
and keep her family fed.
Opportunity International changed this. Elizabeth was provided with agricultural loans, training and support. Elizabeth’s farm is now making a good profit. The farm’s success has enabled Elizabeth to pay for her children’s school fees, employ seasonal help on her farm and save for a rainy day.
Photo: Elizabeth Afrakome on her Cocoa farm. (Credit: Kate Holt)
Lucia owns a soya, maize and bean farm in Northern
Mozambique - “I would like to thank Opportunity for all the help I have
got. When I worked alone I didn’t have
anything…but when I joined the Opportunity group I got help to be able to change
my life for the better. Now my children
have a future”
Photo: Lucia Enacio with her family. (Credit: Kate Holt)