Opportunity International Australia
Opportunity International Australia’s vision is a world in which all people have the opportunity to achieve a life free from poverty, with dignity and purpose.
By providing financial solutions and training, they empower people living in poverty to transform their lives, their children’s futures and their communities.
By providing small loans to families through Opportunity International Australia, you can help them leave poverty behind.
With a gift of $70 to buy a sewing machine or seeds to plant a vegetable farm, families are able to start their own business and transform their lives, their children’s futures and their communities.
With 99% of loans repaid and then recycled, your impact continues year after year.
Opportunity was founded in the 1970s by two businessmen, Australian entrepreneur David Bussau and American Al Whittaker. They recognised the clever business ideas of people who wanted to work but were too poor to access funding from formal financial institutions, and as a result, were without opportunity.
They responded by offering them small loans and a hand up out of poverty.
Opportunity International Australia is now part of the global Opportunity Network, a leading provider and pioneer of socially focused microfinance, helping you provide a hand up to millions of families in more than 20 countries around the world.
There are may ways to get involved and assist Opportunity International Australia in their vital work. Visit their website via the information block to find out how you can be part of the answer to global poverty.