Opportunity International

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History

Founded 1979, combining 'Opportunity Program', set up 1971, by Alfred Whittaker, with 'Maranatha Trust', set up 1976, by David Bussau. Original title: Institute for International Development.

Aims

As an international Christian development agency, provide opportunities for people in chronic poverty to transform their lives by creating jobs, stimulating small business and strengthening communities among the poor; enable grassroots capitalism so that individuals, regardless of their economic status, can improve their income through hard work and free enterprise; stimulate individual creativity and personal responsibility by allowing each individual to choose appropriate income-generating activity. In particular, support independent, micro-business lending institutions that assist very poor people in starting and expanding small businesses.

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Activities

Projects/programmes; financial and/or material support; training/education; guidance/assistance/consulting. Assists nearly 36,000 women in 18 countries worldwide.

Structure

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 12 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 36 countries
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Type I Classification

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Type II Classification

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Subjects *

  • Society
    • Disadvantaged
  • Commerce
    • Credit
    • Conditions of Trade
  • Theology
    • Christianity
  • Development
    • Development
  • Resourcefulness
    • Resourcefulness

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 10: Reduced Inequality

UIA Org ID

F4555

Last News Received

2016
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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