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Opportunity International (OI)

101 N. Wacker

Suite 1150

Chicago, IL 60606

Donations: P.O. Box 2826, Carol Stream, IL 60123

Telephone: 800-793-9455  


Much of the poverty in developing countries can be alleviated when more small businesses are established. This is the goal of OI, a Christian organization emphasizing microfinance. They work with local partner organizations in 28 countries to help many thousands of impoverished people with an entrepreneurial spirit to get small loans (averaging $125.00) to launch or improve a business and help recipients with basic business training. They focus on helping women, and note that “Women do 67% of the world’s work, earn only 10% of the world’s income, and own only 1% of the world’s property.” OI arranges “Insight Trips” to show clients and partners involved in microfinance.

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