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Caroline Musoke owns a popular fruit and vegetable stall in Ggaba Market, Kampala, Uganda.

We serve hardworking, inspiring entrepreneurs in over 20 countries around the world.

These are women and men with ambitious dreams for their futures who simply need an opportunity to thrive. We provide these entrepreneurs with access to loans, savings, insurance and training - tools that empower them to work their way out of poverty. This is a hand up, not a handout.

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97%
of loan clients are women
10 MILLION
clients working their way out of poverty today
1.8 million
children benefiting from our education programme
She is the sole carer to her four grandchildren and lives with them in a small room close to her business.

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When she can build her business, she not only lifts herself out of poverty, she also educates her children, creates jobs for her neighbours and transforms her community. And her work doesn't stop there - what she does today will have an impact for generations to come.

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My husband is in the village because he has no work. I am here to stand for my grandchildren. Eight years ago I took out a loan for my fruit and vegetable stall. A few years later we had a large fire in the market that burnt the stalls. All the things were spoilt and we were left with nothing. Opportunity helped me rebuild and now I own the stall, I no longer just rent it.

Recently, I took out a loan for school fees so my grandchildren can go to school. Before that I used to have to beg and borrow from different people for school fees. Without the loan, I’d have to choose which child could go to school. I don’t want to leave them like that. I have to fulfil my duties since I am still living. I want to see my grandchildren finish university.  Then, when they graduate, they’ll be able to find good jobs like nursing and teaching and sustain me!” 

Caroline Musoke, fruit and vegetable stall owner, Uganda
Caroline and her granddaughter Grace (4 years old) with her Opportunity International Loan Officer Bernard Otheno.

We believe that together, we can end extreme poverty.

As a community of supporters, clients and staff, we're making huge strides to end global poverty. But we can't get there without you. Support us today and you'll empower an entrepreneur to change her life, her family and her community. With your support, we will reach millions more people - and they will change the world.

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Think about the person who gave you your first opportunity. The person who first believed in you and made your dreams possible. When you donate to Opportunity International, you give this opportunity to a woman like Caroline so she can work her way out of poverty. She uses a loan and new knowledge to grow her business, provide for her family and hire her neighbours. You make her opportunity possible.

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