Who We ServeWomen
Worldwide, 70% of those living on less than $2 a day are women and girls, according to UN Women. Unfortunately, these women are more vulnerable to forced labor, malnutrition and violence. The greatest challenge facing these women is not lack of knowledge or motivation, but a lack of access to financial services and training to launch businesses, support their families, educate their children and strengthen their local economies. Opportunity International focuses significant attention and resources on empowering women.
In spite of the challenges they face, women show resilience and determination to break out of the cycle of poverty. 97% of the clients we work with are women, reinvesting in their children and communities.
A woman is a change-agent. She can feed her family. Build her business. Raise her kids. Employ her neighbours. She can inspire sustainable transformation and create a new story for herself, her children and her entire community. A woman is powerful and full of often-untapped potential. A woman can change the world. But first, she needs to be given an opportunity.
With your help, Opportunity International can provide that opportunity and empower women to work their way out of poverty. Through small-scale financial tools and training, clients are able to build their businesses, create jobs, support their families and transform their communities.