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Mind the Gap: Bridging the Gender Divide at Opportunity…

by Opportunity International

Women in low and middle-income countries are 10% less likely than men to own a phone and 23% less likely to use mobile internet. We regularly host roundtable events about Digital Financial Services (DFS)…

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Refugee to Entrepreneur: All they need is Opportunity.

by Opportunity International

Who or what do you see when you first hear the word refugee? Do you see a mother? A businessman? A daughter? A teacher? An athlete? In 2019, Opportunity International started working in the…

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Autumn 2021

The face of poverty is disproportionately female. Women and girls represent an estimated 70% of all people surviving on less than $2 a day. Our Autumn 2021 newsletter focuses on how we are providing women…

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A woman is a change-agent. Financial inclusion increasing…

by Emily Wilson, Communications Officer

I recently spoke to Agnes, a colleague who works for our partner Opportunity Bank Uganda to find out how financial inclusion is increasing gender equality in the Nakivale refugee settlement. This is our…

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Celebrating International Youth Day: A Spotlight on…

by Deborah Foy, Executive Director Opportunity International UK

International Youth Day, held annually on the 12th August, is a great platform to highlight issues faced by young people globally and to celebrate their resilience. At Opportunity International, we recognise…

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You can't lock down innovation

by Opportunity International

Do you feel like life is moving forward? That maybe the UK can start thinking about things other than Coronavirus? It looks positive, right? Many people are fortunate to have had our first vaccination…

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Refugee project hit by foreign aid cuts

by Opportunity International

The difficult life of a refugee living in Uganda just got harder. Covid-19 created a poverty crisis for refugees that will take longer to overcome than the health crisis threatened by the pandemic. It…

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Including people with limited literacy in digital financial…

by Opportunity International

Opportunity International recently hosted the first in a series of Digital Financial Services roundtable events. We brought together user experience experts from technology companies and business and venture…

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Why do people donate to charity?

by Opportunity International

As we celebrate 50 years of our charity, we asked some of our UK supporters why they donate to Opportunity - why do they care about people living in poverty overseas? What is it that makes them give their…

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An Introduction to Opportunity International

Join us for an ‘Introduction to Opportunity’ - a short, online, no-strings-attached webinar where you’ll meet our CEO, hear from our Director of Programmes and listen to stories from the field.

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