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The World's Largest Minority

by Nicole Baldev, Philanthropy Assistant

Today, Opportunity International celebrates International Day of Persons with Disability. We support the empowerment of all people with a disability, visible or invisible, and promote equal opportunities…

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Starting Again

by Jenny Dunn, Communications Manager

In 2019 we embarked on an exciting new project working with Refugees in Uganda.  To get a deeper understanding of the people we were serving, their needs and experiences, we visited the Nakivale Refugee…

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How mobile banking services are supporting women in…

by Sam Bickersteth, Chief Executive

Many of us are relying on digital connections to sustain our work, finances and social lives during COVID-19 and it’s restrictions yet over four billion people around the world remain digitally excluded.…

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Elisabeth's legacy

by Opportunity International

The impact of COVID-19 on our jobs, lives and communities is evolving daily. It is the same for our clients in Africa. They too wonder if they will have a job next month, be able to feed their family and…

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Getting children back in school

by Opportunity International

An immediate concern, as we bring the lockdown to an end, is the fate of an estimated 30 million children who according to UNESCO may never return to school. For these, the world’s least advantaged children,…

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COVID-19 is the rainy day Elizabeth has been saving…

by Jenny Dunn, Communications Manager

Elizabeth is a fabric trader in Ghana.  With a loan and financial training support from our partner organisation Sinapi Aba, she had grown her business and increased her income which allowed her to build…

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Supporting our clients during a global pandemic

by Jenny Dunn, Communications Manager

Every community in the world has been effected by COVID-19.  For all of us life has changed dramatically. We are working tirelessly with our partners on the ground to best support our clients at this…

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Connecting People to our Cause

by Kate Brockie - Reflections from an Opportunity International UK volunteer two-years on.

Reflections from an Opportunity International UK volunteer two years on.

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An Unshakeable Entrepreneurial Spirit

by Jenny Dunn, Communications Manager

Akua had a thriving hairdressing salon in the Ashanti region of Ghana. Since December 2019 she had been growing her business through a small loan and applying the knowledge and skills gained from our financial…

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A Day with Confiance

by Kelly Jennings-Robinson, Philanthropy Manager

19-year-old Confiance is a typical teenager. She loves music, fashion, selfies and sweets. She is also a refugee. Confiance fled Burundi with her mother and now lives in Nakivale Refugee Settlement in…

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