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Opportunity International

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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Christmas Day 2014 15:56

Opportunity International

Opportunity International

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 potential.

Photo: Students at Richmercy School in Ghana (Credit: Sara Joe Wolansky)

Working their way out of poverty

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’s Story

Elizabeth’s Story

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’s Story

Lucia’s Story

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)

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