Improved cook stoves
Your gift will provide one family with a loan to purchase a reduced smoke, fuel efficient cook stove. Family members will receive training about the health risks associated with indoor smoke and strategies to remain healthy. Your gift also will help support training for entrepreneurs in improved stove construction, making stoves more accessible and generating additional income in local areas.
Loans for women
This gift will provide a capital loan which will be used to support a business run by a group of women or an individual woman. The loan will be linked with classes to support the business including account keeping, savings mechanisms, etc. In addition, the beneficiaries of the loan will be linked to the reproductive and sexual health services implemented by VEI. All loan reimbursement...
Funds for West Africa
Your support will help us to provide a community with a small grant, often used to establish a rotating microcredit fund, which helps community members, particularly women, with the investment they need to start small businesses, invest in agriculture, or take on other income-generating activities. The Community Management Committee (CMC) will operate the microcredit fund based on a group-lending, revolving-funds system, working together to set...
Seed capital for one
Your gift will provide the seed capital necessary for a poor farmer in Nicaragua to take the first steps out of poverty by starting a microenterprise.
Launch A Business
Your gift will enable an individual living in poverty to start a microenterprise. Whether it is used to buy an oven for a bakery, a computer for a daycare center, a kiln for an artisan, or other materials needed to launch a business of the entrepreneur’s choosing, your gift will help someone take the first steps out of poverty. Trickle Up gives grants to entrepreneurs...
Give a small loan
A $250 loan could allow a client to buy a commercial tortilla press to launch a business selling tortillas. Items such as the tortilla press allow women to work faster and produce more. This initial investment enables women earn more in less time. Women then spend more money on the health, eduation and quality of life for themselves and their children. Greater efficiency and greater...
Give Women Credit
Pro Mujer helps poor women entrepreneurs start or expand a small business. A loan of $50 could allow a client to buy a knitting basket with yarn and needles to knit garments for sale in the local market. This initial investment will allow the client an opportunity to support herself and her family.
One loan for a woman
This gift package will help one poor woman establish her own small business and access credit, business training, and health care services for herself and her family. Business training helps clients learn additional money management skills and how to effectively market their products. On average, clients double their income after two years of joining the organization. Clients also receive training in leadership, communications and self-esteem....
Help Build A School
Girls can go to school
This gift will help provide the financing and resources that will allow Opportunity International to continue its expansion of Microschools™ - an innovation that was started in July 2006. Attendance in school has been linked to increased protection of children, especially girls, against exploitation, making them less vulnerable to the cruelties associated with child labor and sex trafficking. As a result of your support, girls...
Build A Business
Loans in India
IMED, an Opportunity International partner, is a microfinance organization based in Chennai. When the tsunami struck, the IMED staff was quick to respond, surveying the damage in stricken areas, participating in relief activities and gauging the future needs of tsunami victims. Opportunity is now embarking on an aggressive expansion plan in India. By the end of 2006, IMED’s microfinance activity will be transferred to a...
Break Poverty Cycle
Start a small business
Oportunidad Microfinanzas, an Opportunity microfinance bank, provides small working capital loans for people in chronic poverty. Loans range from $100 to $500, about what our target clients are borrowing from moneylenders. Spared high interest rates, our clients earn more to invest in the business. Their increased income helps them meet basic family needs. Children are going to school, not work. Group lending through Trust Banks...
Coverage for the poor
A pilot test run for Opportunity International microfinance borrowers in Zambia demonstrated that there is a significant demand among clients for insurance. We also discovered that insurance companies are willing to provide access to poor entrepreneurs. The purpose of this project is to establish a “Micro Insurance Agency," which will enable Opportunity to extend insurance services to borrowers of other microfinance networks and rural banks,...
Support A Bank
Business start-up loan
Like all Opportunity banks, Opportunity International Bank Rwanda will be expected to reach a triple bottom line of scale, sustainability, and transformation. In pursuing these goals, it will build on the experience of neighboring Opportunity International banks in reaching large numbers of micro and small entrepreneurs with loans, savings, basic business training and HIV/AIDS education. The new start-up has potential to serve 50,000 families annually...
Give Families Hope
Training and loans
This gift will help fight poverty and AIDS in Africa through microenterprise development. Through group-guaranteed loans, HIV/AIDS education, peer support, training, counseling, insurance and youth apprenticeship programs, the support will change the basic economic realities for millions of families in Africa — a real change offering real hope, especially to women, widows, young girls and orphans. Opportunity’s microfinance loans are made through Trust Groups and...
25 chickens & rooster
Giving a loan (often called “microcredit") for families to launch small enterprises has proven to be a successful strategy in earning income. A loan to purchase and raise animals, such as cows, rabbits, sheep, chickens and roosters is the perfect gift for someone who cares deeply about providing opportunity and empowering a family to lift itself out of poverty. Your $50 donation will enable Operation...
Sponsor A Woman
Just $250 can change the life of a woman and her family in Guatemala or Mexico. Your gift will fund the micro-loan of a woman in either rural Guatemala or Chiapas, Mexico. This loan will be re-paid with interest monthly to the local organization, which will support the women through the loan cycle and help them to be successful in developing their businesses. Educational seminars...
One newsletter issue
Your donation goes towards the production and publication of one issue of the e-News Bulletin in one language. The Campaign's newsletter is published online and goes to 14,000 leaders in 130 countries in four languages, the largest circulation in the field. Each issue brings into focus the challenges faced in fighting poverty - and innovative solutions.
Track A Revolution
Your donation will fund the research team that annually collects, verifies and publishes the most comprehensive count of microfinance clients in the world. The report profiles the institutions that are providing a hand up and not a hand out to the world’s poorest people. This is the only data of its kind and is used by UN agencies and other global institutions. Over the nine...
Your donation enables researchers to obtain credible evidence that these microcredit borrowers are leaving the miseries of extreme poverty. The Microcredit Summit Campaign is working with the largest microfinance institutions in the world, with millions of clients each, to measure the progress of their clients as they work their way out of poverty. When the Microcredit Summit Campaign reaches its goal of assuring that 100...
Loan for a woman
Recognizing that women worldwide are the engines of advancement for their families, Mercy Corps invests in the small businesses of female entrepreneurs. We provide training and loans to help women turn their dreams into successful enterprises, which not only fulfill unmet community needs but also help fund their children's education and ensure their families' well-being. A small loan is often the difference between a life...