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

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. 

This is where we come in. Opportunity International focuses significant attention and resources on empowering women.  97% of the clients we work with are women, reinvesting in their children and communities.

Over the next two years* we want to reach another 100,000 women with life-changing financial services and support.

Opportunity International UK CEO, Nana Francois, comments:

“Our aim is to help (at least) another 100,000 women over the next two years with access to financial training and services that enable them to build climate and economic resilience.  For as little as £100, a woman can access to financial services, training and support that will not only impact her life but also her wider community.”

Why Women?

In families where women have an income, they have a voice in financial decisions, resulting in better nutrition, health and education for children – especially girls.

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. 

*By December 2025

"Study after study has taught us that there is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women. No other policy is as likely to raise economic productivity, or to reduce infant and maternal mortality. No other policy is as sure to improve nutrition and promote health – including the prevention of HIV/AIDS. No other policy is as powerful in increasing the chances of education for the next generation. And I would also venture that no policy is more important in preventing conflict, or in achieving reconciliation after a conflict has ended."

Kofi Annan

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Will you join us in supporting some of the most vulnerable to build a better life for themselves, their family and their community? 

Your gift to Opportunity will empower women to develop new roles as income earners and community leaders. With access to transformational training, and critical financial products such as savings, loans and insurance, women in poverty can build financial security and create stability for their families, often for the first time in their lives.

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