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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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A Determination to Succeed

by Cliff Hampton, Chair of Opportunity International UK Board of Trustees,

As I reflect back on last year I am doing so at a time of global crisis and uncertainty. Yet when I think of the clients I have had the  privilege to meet I am full of hope. On visits to Rwanda and…

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Refugees go behind the camera to tell their story

by Mandy Burrows, Senior Programme Manager

Next Saturday 20th June is World Refugee Day. It is a day to remember the courage and resilience of the millions of people who are being forcibly displaced from their homes and having to rebuild their…

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Hands up for hand sanitiser!

by Jenny Dunn, Communications Manager

“If life gives you a lemon, make a lemonade” - this is the attitude of Diana Anane, a 40-year old  business-minded woman who lets no opportunity pass her by.  Diana is married with three children…

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Farming for the Future

by Jenny Dunn, Communications Manager

Nikuse farms rice and Maize in Muhanga, Rwanda.  She has five children and one grandchild.  Three years ago she joined a farming cooperative where she received training and access to loans through our…

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