Today, about 650 million people live on less than $2.15 a day. Within this, are those trapped in ultra-poverty, where even basic needs cannot be met. It's a disheartening reality but one that compels us to act. With your help, we are committed to seeing sustainable change by empowering people along their own pathway out of poverty.
Imagine a world where the cycle of poverty is broken, where dreams are nurtured, and where possibilities are endless. That’s the potential of opportunity. Your partnership with Opportunity International is an investment in a brighter future for those who need it most.
At Opportunity International Canada, we have witnessed the transformative power of providing enterprising men and women with financial services, training, and support. Individuals can build better lives for themselves and change the future for themselves and their families, for generations to come.
Teresa's first microloan was not just a financial turning point, but a life-changing moment. She recounted her story, vividly recalling the early days when she carried eggs on her head, selling them on the bustling streets. It was a humble beginning, one that reflects her determination to provide for her family in the face of difficulties.
Fabiola's inspiring journey proves that with resilience, opportunity, and support, anyone can overcome even the toughest challenges. As a participant in an ultra-poverty graduation program, her story exemplifies the transformative power of supportive programs that alleviate poverty and provide a pathway to a better life.
Karla’s bustling household is a hub of activity, where she resides with her four children and twenty other relatives in a shared family home. Space is a precious commodity in their crowded living environment, but Karla has ingeniously carved out her own corner, where she has nurtured a thriving business that’s reshaping her life.
At Opportunity International Canada, we are driven by a steadfast commitment to empowering individuals around the world through the transformative power of microfinance. Our journey began with a simple yet powerful idea: that every person, regardless of their circumstances, deserves the opportunity to build a better life for themselves and their families.
With a deep-rooted belief in the entrepreneurial spirit and untapped potential of individuals living in poverty, we provide financial resources, training, and support to help them start and grow their own businesses. By doing so, children are able to go to school, families are fed, jobs are created for neighbours, and communities begin to thrive – that’s the potential of Opportunity!
And it all starts with one small loan. We invite you to learn more about what we do and then, join us in our mission to help families work their way out of poverty, for good.
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