At Opportunity International Canada, we believe that every person has the potential to thrive. Our mission is to provide individuals in developing countries with the tools and resources they need to unlock that potential and make their dreams a reality. By starting and growing their businesses, they not only create financial stability for themselves and their families but also improve their entire communities.
Our approach is not only transformative but also sustainable. By offering access to education, healthcare, and innovative programs, we give people the resources they need to create a better life for themselves and their families for generations to come.
Join us on this journey to create lasting change. Together, we can empower individuals, build stronger communities, and alleviate poverty, for good.
From the beginning, we’ve been committed to transparency and accountability, so you know exactly how you are providing a pathway out of poverty.
Lenore, a single mother, raised her four children alone. To provide for them, she came up with a plan to sell Johnny Cakes to factory workers. Despite concerns from her neighbors, she built a customer base and was eventually asked for empanadas and fruit juice. However, without a refrigerator, she couldn't fulfill customer demand. Fortunately, a friend told her about ASPIRE and the Aspiring Together Women's Groups leasing program.
In 2019, Byron found himself unemployed and turn to ASODENIC for a loan as he was determined to start a business. As his business grew, he pursued further loans to diversify. Today, in addition to groceries, he sells a wide range of products, including bookstore items, hardware, and clothing. Byron's business is thriving and he has more plans to continue to develop it.
Senayda and her husband earned an income by renting vehicles for their taxi service from others, but they dreamed of owning their own. She sought loans from traditional banking providers but was denied. Then, one day her life took a pivotal turn when she was introduced to IDH, our implementing partner in Honduras.
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