Where We Work
The Opportunity International Global network works in over 20 countries with experienced in-country partners to support thousands of people lift themselves, their families and their communities out of poverty.
In the UK we focus on supporting projects with funds, expertise, training and access to financial services. We currently support projects in the following countries, ensuring that we go to the communities where the need is greatest.
42% of Ghana’s population lacks access to formal financial services particularly among women, young people and the rural population.
We have been working in Ghana since 1994 and now have a nationwide presence, providing vital financial services to some of Ghana’s poorest and most financially excluded communities.
Uganda has one of the youngest populations in Africa – over 45% people are under 15 years old. It also hosts more than 1.4 million refugees.
Our Ugandan programmes reach a diverse range of groups in need from rural youth to refugees and people living with disabilities.
39% of Rwanda’s population live below the poverty line. Agriculture is the main economic activity with 70% of the population dependant on subsistence agriculture.
We’ve seen a 22% reduction of clients living in extreme poverty through loans, job creation and financial literacy training.
Democratic Republic of Congo
The DRC is ranked 176 out of 188 of the world’s poorest countries. Over 8.7 million people live in urban Kinshasa where only 10% of adults save with a financial institution.
Our economic empowerment project has seen all of our clients in Kinshasa move out of the extremely poor category.
With clients in over 20 countries, Opportunity International provides access to financial products and support to more than 19 million people worldwide who are now working their way out of poverty.
Caroline Musoke owns a popular fruit and vegetable stall in Ggaba Market, Kampala. She is the sole carer to her four grandchildren and lives with them in a small room close to her business.
Leila lives in a remote village in northern Ghana and struggled to make ends meet on her farm. With no formal training or access to the resources needed, her farm barely produced enough to feed her family let alone extra to sell.
Grace is a successful businesswoman in Rwanda who is enabling her family and community to thrive. But this wasn’t always the case. Growing up, Grace didn’t go to school and from a young age she started small businesses in order to make money and survive.
Therese came from Rutshuru in Congo on the 20th September 2019 because of insecurity. They took her husband. He was taken by the Mai Mai. One night they came to our house and entered by force. They didn’t take anything from us, but took my husband.