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The “Day of Opportunity” raises $308,280 across Canada!

by Opportunity International

The whole idea of choosing a \"day”, a \"week” or a \"month” was birthed by a Calgarian, an entrepreneur who challenged Opportunity International to think about engaging Canadians in a very practical way – give people something that they could wrap their arms around, personalize and make their own. And that is just what happened.On October 17, Canadians across the country took part in the Day of Opportunity in many unique ways. In Calgary where this all started,  gifts were matched resulting…

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Celebrating 40 Years in Honduras

by Opportunity International

In 1974 Opportunity International's implementing partner in Honduras, Instituto para el Desarrollo Hondureño (locally known as IDH) was born with a desire to help low-income people through business training seminars. In 1977 this evolved to supporting small and micro entrepreneurs with financing for start-up enterprises, seeking to reach the poorest sectors - which is still their DNA to this day. Opportunity International Canada has been working in partnership with IDH for the last 13 years! Through…

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Thanks to an Opportunity Champion - Peter Thorpe

by Ed Temple

Can you imagine walking 10km? How about 100km? How about 1000km? Peter Thorpe, an Opportunity International Ambassador from Calgary, is set to tackle his second Walking People out of Poverty Walk In the summers 2014 and 2015, Peter set out on a trek that would cover 1014km on the South West Coast Path in England. This time Peter has set his sights on completing the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) over the summers of 2018 and 2019. The PCT extends from Mexico to Canada and covers over 4000km. Peter has…

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