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Opportunity Bank Malawi Helps Clients Rebuild After Devastating Market Fire

by Tom McPheron

Less than 10 days after a massive fire ripped through Lilongwe’s Tsoka Market, Opportunity Bank Malawi (OBM) presented client vendors with about $10,300 to help them rebuild their businesses and lives. While there were no reported injuries from the blaze, many of the stalls in the Tsoka Market and much of the merchandise were reduced to ashes. Each of the 160 affected OBM customers received a $63 deposit into their OBM accounts to help rebuild following the accident. “We hope to mitigate the…

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Multi-Dimensional Impact: Innovative Tools That Empower

by Diane Ferguson

Every person deserves access to clean water and good health. Opportunity International seeks more than growth in number of families reached with financial services. Our deep desire is to equip our clients to achieve holistic transformation. To achieve multi-dimensional impact, we form strategic partnerships with like-minded organizations. A sample of partnerships in India includes: Opportunity and Habitat for Humanity partner to deliver home improvement loans that help families replace damaged roofs,…

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Riding in the Trois Etapes

by Jenny Dunn

Opportunity International supporters came in second in the Trois Etapes, raising thousands of for those living in poverty. Well done team! The Trois Etapes gives enthusiastic riders a team cycling experience under race conditions, whilst raising money for charity. 14 charity teams took part in the event which involved some of the toughest climbs of the Tour de France, in the Pyrenees. Here’s our team with pro-rider Nicole Cooke.

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Rwandan Genocide - 20 Year Commemorative

by Diane Ferguson

Remembering Tragedy Twenty years ago, from April to July 1994, genocide tore through Rwanda as ordinary citizens took up arms against their friend, family and neighbor. By early July, as many as 800,000 were brutally murdered and two million displaced - a humanitarian crisis with consequences certain to span generations. A nation heals: Opportunity in Rwanda Opportunity Rwanda opened its doors to welcome impoverished and displaced families with open arms in Kigali in 2007. Recently named a top-running…

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The First Step in Continual Improvement: Social Performance Report Released

by Harry Turner

A major objective of Opportunity International’s Social Performance Management (SPM) program is to better report on how we are achieving our mission to reach those living in poverty and to help them transform their lives. Last month, we took a big step towards that objective by publishing the first Opportunity International Social Performance Report, which presents data on how we are performing against our mission and documents progress towards implementation of the SPM strategy itself. The publication…

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