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What is gender awareness training and why do we do…

by Daniella Hawkins, Programme Coordinator

When a woman’s status is elevated, entire communities are lifted out of poverty. However, women face many social, economic and cultural stereotypes that prevent this, especially in rural communities.…

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Finding a Lifeline for the Poor and the Financial Institutions…

by Sam Bickersteth, Chief Executive

The economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are increasing levels of vulnerability and insecurity, and driving many into chronic poverty. Microfinance Institutions - critical actors in provision of…

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How digital technology is supporting our clients during…

by Dana Lunberry, Digital Financial Inclusion Manager.

COVID-19 has forced many of us to stay at home and avoid unnecessary contact with others.  These restrictions on our lives affect many of us but they disproportionately affect people living in poverty,…

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We're in this together: COVID-19 Update

by Sam Bickersteth, Chief Executive

You will no doubt be preoccupied with the challenges of living through this global pandemic.  It is an unprecedented time and difficult for everyone.  So this is no more than a brief update on how things…

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Serving the Poorest in Ghana

by Sam Bickersteth, Chief Executive

At the heart of social and economic development are effective institutions. In developed market economies, institutions, both public and private, effect all our daily lives from water supply to banking.…

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We're in this together: serving our clients during…

by Sam Bickersteth, Chief Executive

In these unprecedented times of the coronavirus pandemic, Opportunity International is taking measures to protect our clients, partners and staff.  We know that any crisis we experience in the UK hits…

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Better Together: Tackling Poverty in Partnership

by Sam Bickersteth, Chief Executive

Al Whittaker and David Bussau came together in 1971 to launch what we now know as Opportunity International. They were pioneers in recognising the benefits of financial services for people living in poverty…

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A Journey to Ghana

by Sharon Williams, Development Manager

This International Women’s Day we have a story full of hope and potential. So come with us on a journey to Ghana in celebration of this special day.......   Iddrisu is with her youngest child who…

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Changing Lives with Effective Enterprise

by Sam Bickersteth, Chief Executive

In November last year I visited our work in Uganda.  I was struck by the many stories of change that were shared with me. Time and time again I heard how providing access to financial training, loans…

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The pressing need to support refugees in Uganda

by Sam Bickersteth, Chief Executive

Uganda hosts the third largest population of refugees in the world, after Turkey and Pakistan.  Forced displacement now affects the lives of 71 million women, men and children - imagine the entire population…

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