HRH The Princess Royal, our Patron, has sent the following message thanking our supporters for the wonderful impact that they have been part of.
I have been Patron of Opportunity International for over 20 years and have watched the organisation go from strength to strength. Today, 1.5 million men and women across Africa, and over 10 million worldwide, are working toward a better future. Without your support this would not have been possible.
Opportunity International is constantly adapting to put the needs of the poor first. We focus on unlocking the often unseen potential of those who live in the world’s poorest countries, providing them with the support to lift themselves, their families and communities out of poverty.
Access to financial training, savings and loans empower our clients to become the business leaders and entrepreneurs of the future. When a person is empowered it generates opportunities for those around them-children can go to school, families are fed, more jobs are created and women can decide to have fewer, healthier children. The impact is far reaching.
There are still many challenges ahead-not least the projection that Africa’s population could double by 2050. But I have every confidence that with supporters like you, Opportunity is poised to keep making the difference to those who need it most.
Thank you for being part of this extraordinary work.
The Opportunity Team would also like to add our heartfelt thanks for your on-going support. The challenges ahead are great but together we will continue to empower our clients to work their way out of poverty.