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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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Bridging the Humanitarian and Development divide

by Sam Bickersteth, Chief Executive

This last month I’ve been thinking a lot about Refugees. In November I met Therese in Nakivale refugee settlement in southern Uganda. Theresa is from the Democratic Republic of Congo from which she…

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People don’t want handouts; they want an Opportunity

by Jenny Dunn, Communications Manager

A few weeks ago I had the privilege of visiting one one of our new projects working with Refugees in Uganda. I was there to meet and interview refugees, to find out how our project may potentially meet…

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A Christmas Letter from the CEO

by Sam Bickersteth, Chief Executive

Although just a few weeks into my new role, I can already say it is a privilege to be working for such an incredible organisation. I look forward to all that we will achieve together.

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The Power of Opportunity to transform people's lives

by Sam Bickersteth, Chief Executive

This last week has been Financial Inclusion Week looking specifically at questions around the purpose and approach for microfinance through the lens of financial inclusion. Being new to Opportunity International…

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