Approach to Microfinance Loans
Opportunity International loans allow more than just businesses to grow.
Family income rises. Children eat and go to school. Homes are improved. Women gain status.
Our clients experience these transformations every day, beginning with loans as small as £40.
Opportunity International offers individual and group loans, as well as loans tailored to educators and farmers.
A client typically receives his or her first Opportunity International loan through a Trust Group. Trust Groups bring together 10 to 30 entrepreneurs who elect leaders, receive training and pledge to guarantee each other’s loans.
We also feature specialised, innovative loan products developed with the insight we gain from our loan officers’ personal interactions with clients.
- To improve access to education, Opportunity International’s Banking on Education initiative provides loans to entrepreneurs to start schools, improve infrastructure and expand opportunities for children living in poverty.
- In Colombia, Opportunity International created a job skills programme for at-risk youth and provided loans so graduates could open their own businesses.
- Opportunity Malawi offers loans for latrines and water pumps to decrease illness and improve overall health.
- Around the world, farmers like Lucas Chingore of Mozambique are able to acquire high-quality seeds and crop insurance through Opportunity International’s agriculture finance programme.
Your support will help communities not just survive, but thrive.