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One out of every two people on this planet struggles to feed and educate their children. When powered by opportunity, they have a chance to work their way out of poverty and transform their lives. For over 40 years, Opportunity International has provided the savings, loans, training and insurance that all people need to create a better future for their families and their communities.
Education is the single largest determining factor for future economic status. Yet, 125 million young people worldwide are not in school—and 70 percent are girls. If a girl cannot complete secondary school, she is at a higher risk of illiteracy, HIV and early marriage, offering little chance of reaching her potential.
Your gift to Opportunity will bring new educational opportunities to children in impoverished neighbourhoods. With financial support and business training, school proprietors can build schools and hire teachers, as well as add classrooms, meal services and lavatories. Opportunity’s school fee loans help parents with unpredictable incomes pay for tuition.
Find out more about how our Education Finance programme is improving access to, and quality of, education to people living in poverty.