Opportunity International provides three million people worldwide with the financial products they need to transform their lives and break the cycle of poverty.
When clients build and grow businesses with Opportunity loans, they often set into motion cycles of change that raise their incomes, help create more opportunities for family members and provide jobs for their neighbors.
People living in poverty often are excluded from formal banking, so they struggle to find a safe place to save their money. For Opportunity clients, interest-bearing savings accounts bring stability and provide a secure, convenient way to manage their money and prepare for the unexpected.
Opportunity microinsurance subsidiary MicroEnsure works in five countries, offering products that include credit life, funeral, health, and weather index crop insurance. This critical safety net is the key to protecting people from sliding deeper into poverty in the face of unexpected disaster.
Access to financial services alone often is not enough to break the cycle of poverty. Opportunity International is committed to providing access to essential business and life-skills training, education and know-how tailored to the needs of our clients.