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Where We Work Dominican Republic

Get facts about poverty in the Dominican Republic and learn how we empower its people to work their way out of poverty and build a safety net for the future.

Opportunity International works through two local Dominican partners: Coop ASPIRE, a formal Savings and Loan institution providing financial services and ASPIRE, a not-for-profit working alongside Coop ASPIRE providing training and support to clients and staff. ASPIRE has been in operation since 1983, in response to growing demand and financial regulations, established Coop ASPIRE in 2013.

Coop ASPIRE and ASPIRE now serve over 120,000 entrepreneurial poor with loans, savings, insurance and training through 26 offices and 25 points of service in 11 provinces. Opportunity International Canada has partnered with ASPIRE since 2000. 

Current Projects in the Dominican Republic

Startup 4 new branches - Goal $600,000

Coop ASPIRE's four new branches will be located in San Juan de la Maguana, Alcarrizos, El Seybo and Sabana Perdida.   Start-up costs are $150K per branch.  Seed funding a new branch makes them sustainable almost from the beginning. 

If you're interested in supporting one of these other branches, please contact us!

Staff Training - Goal $150,000

Coop ASPIRE provides training to staff on the cooperative model, financial literacy, family relations, personal and spiritual growth. Experience has demonstrated a strong organization comes through equipped leaders. 

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