Microfinance: The Innovative Idea

According to the dictionary, to innovate is to make changes in something established, especially by introducing new methods, ideas, or products.  It is further stated that innovation is crucial to the success of any organization. Opportunity International was founded in 1971 and is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.  Canadians were deeply engaged in the work … Read more

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Poverty. Put simply, it’s the condition where income is too low to meet basic human needs such as food, shelter and clothing, let alone education, health care and security.  Poverty strips away human dignity. There are multiple causes of poverty, such as war, natural disasters, corrupt politics and systemic discrimination — to name but a … Read more

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Bridging The Digital Divide In The Fight Against Global Poverty

Digital banking is something most of us take for granted. Months can go by without the need to enter a bank branch. Making bill payments, depositing paycheques, transferring funds, and even arranging loans are all carried out online using seamless and secure digital banking apps.  Access to digital financial services is also an essential part of normal … Read more

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