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© 2024 Opportunity InternationalOpportunity International United Kingdom is registered as a charity in England and Wales (1107713) and in Scotland (SCO39692).

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Malawi is one of the poorest, least developed countries in the world. According to the World Bank, just over half of Malawians live below the national poverty line, and one fifth live in extreme poverty. Poverty in Malawi is predominantly rural, with nearly 95% of poor households living in rural areas.

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Opportunity International is working to end global poverty by providing a hand up, not a hand out. We believe that enabling individuals to create dignified and sustainable work is the foundation for transforming their lives, their children’s futures and their communities.

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