Welcome to our early spring edition of our newsletter. A lot is happening across Canada, and I hope you will take the time to go through and read each article featured below.
When Dale thinks about both spring and Easter, he thinks about the lives of Opportunity clients. For so many of the remarkable entrepreneurs with whom we work, life can often feel like one long, endless winter and because of so many circumstances resulting from extreme poverty, life for many of them feels hopeless.
Read his blog on how when clients begin to work with Opportunity, they are able to see a spark of possibility.
FUN, PHILANTHROPY AND FASHION!
On April 7 and 8, two of our fabulous supporters in Toronto, Lisa Morgan-Long and fashion stylist Rinat Samuel, teamed up to host a beautiful ‘Drop and Shop’ fundraising event. Read More.
The MarketDay curriculum is an exciting, hands-on teaching module designed to introduce grade 6 students to entrepreneurship and microfinance: two of the best and most sustainable ways to eradicate chronic poverty. Learn More.
In March our Opportunity Canada's Andrew MacDonald travelled to Nicaragua and Honduras to meet clients. Watch him share his thoughts and some special memories. Watch the Video.
ST.JOHN'S VANCOUVER ANGLICAN CHURCH BRINGS HOPE TO MALAWI
In December 2016, a dream moved from concept to reality. The dream? To partner together to deliver financial literacy training, access to small loans and training opportunities for parishioners in Malawi. Learn More.
HEART OF THE MATTER
What if you could go back in time and experience something for the first time as a 12 year old? 12 year olds don't realize all that’s ahead of them; they don't know what they don't know. Read More.
BUILDING HEALTHY COMMUNITIES IN INDIA FUNDRAISER
We are looking forward to an Indian feast hosted by culinary kingpin and Opportunity International advocate, Vikram Vij at his newest restaurant, My Shanti in White Rock, BC. This event is almost sold out. Learn More.
MEET MARK AND JOANNE
Mark and Joanne are a couple in their 60’s who had never made writing a Will a priority since they were both healthy and always seemed to have other more pressing things to do. Read More.