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Help a woman change her life today

A woman is a change-agent, she just needs an opportunity.

This International Women's Day, we want to inspireempowerinvest in and embrace financial inclusion of women in Africa living in poverty. Together, we can provide that opportunity to help a woman access finances and build their future.

Of those living below the $2 a day poverty line across the globe, women are 28% less likely than men to have a bank account. Unfortunately, women living in poverty are more vulnerable to forced labor, malnutrition and violence. The greatest challenge facing these women is not lack of knowledge or motivation, but a lack of access financial services, low financial literacy and no training to launch businesses support their families, educate their children and strengthen their local economies. 

In families where women have an income, they have a voice in financial decisions, resulting in better nutrition, health and education for children – especially girls.

742 Million
women remain excluded from formal financial systems.
of those living on less that $2 a day are women and girls.
of women in sub-Saharan Africa do not have a bank account.

A woman is a change-agent. She can feed her family. Build her business. Raise her children. Employ her neighbours. She can inspire sustainable transformation and create a new story for herself, her children and her entire community. A woman is powerful and full of often-untapped potential. A woman can change the world. But first, she needs to be given an opportunity.

With your help, Opportunity International can provide that opportunity and empower women to work their way out of poverty. Through small-scale financial tools and training, clients are able to build their businesses, create jobs, support their families and transform their communities.

Over the next two years* we want to reach another 100,000 women with life-changing financial services and support.

Opportunity International UK CEO, Nana Francois, comments: “Our aim is to help (at least) another 100,000 women over the next two years with access to financial training and services that enable them to build climate and economic resilience.  For as little as £100, a woman can access financial services, training and support that will not only impact her life but also her wider community.”

 *By December 2025.



When you donate to Opportunity International, you give someone a life-changing opportunity. An opportunity for them to take control of their lives and work their own way out of poverty. It is a gift that goes beyond the individual, impacting a family and whole community. Give that gift of an opportunity today.


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