Opportunity International

Type: Organization
Name: Opportunity International
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

FIELD Brief 17: Internal Operational Challenges Around Rural and Agricultural Finance (RAF)

The provision of financial services in rural and agricultural areas of sub-Saharan Africa poses many challenges. The lack of physical infrastructure and low population densities, the common vulnerabilities of the rural population such as HIV/AIDS, disease, ... [Published Zunia.org RSS - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 2 reports

'Thank a Mom' Quilt Offers Unique, Global Way to Celebrate Mother's Day

Who: Opportunity International is one of the largest, oldest microfinance organizations, offering microloans, savings accounts, microinsurance, financial training and more in 22 countries in Latin America, Africa, Europe and Asia. Opportunity International ... [Published Insurance News Net - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 1 reports

Microfinance Does Health Care

> Posted by Elisabeth Rhyne, Managing Director, CFI I was recently asked to give a talk at the University of Pennsylvania’s 8th (!) annual Microfinance Conference . This year’s theme, “Microfinance Beyond Its Roots” set me in search of ways in which ... [Published Center for Financial Inclusion Blog - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Apr 08 2014 - Updated Apr 08 2014 - 1 reports

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: responsAbility Investments Lends $4m to Opportunity International Bank of Malawi

ResponsAbility Investments AG, a Swiss-based investor in microfinance and other sectors, recently announced the disbursement of a loan of USD 4 million to Opportunity International Bank of Malawi Limited (Opportunity Malawi), a member of the US-based ... [Published MicroCapital - Apr 08 2014]
First reported Apr 08 2014 - Updated Apr 08 2014 - 1 reports

Alquity launches three global sustainable investment funds

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 ByThe firm says that the Luxembourg-domiciled UCITs IV funds will adhere to the values at the heart of Alquity’s investment model:  “attractive returns, sustainable investment and transforming lives .”The firm, which was founded ... [Published Blue & Green Tomorrow - Apr 08 2014]
First reported Apr 02 2014 - Updated Apr 02 2014 - 2 reports

How to Fix Africa's Access to Credit Problem

April 2 (Bloomberg) -- Vicki Escarra, CEO of Opportunity International, discusses Africa's access to finance gap with Mark Crumpton on Bloomberg Television's "Bottom Line." (Source: Bloomberg)Talking about?How many millions of africans don't have access ... [Published Bloomberg - Apr 02 2014]
First reported Mar 30 2014 - Updated Mar 30 2014 - 1 reports

Executive's philanthropy fuelled by brush with death

Mar 30, 2014 (Menafn - The Australian - ABIX via COMTEX) --Former business executive Malcolm Broomhead has been a member of Opportunity International's advisory ... [Published MENAFN - Mar 30 2014]
First reported Mar 27 2014 - Updated Mar 28 2014 - 2 reports

Africa Opportunity International and the Mastercard Foundation Announce Partnership to Launch U.S.$22.7 Million Africa Growth and Innovations Initiative

Illinois - Opportunity International in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation announced a $22.7 million project to promote access to loans, savings programs and other critical financial products ... ... [Published Big News Network - Mar 28 2014]
First reported Mar 27 2014 - Updated Mar 27 2014 - 1 reports

Corporate Mentoring for NFP CEOs

A new Australian organisation has been set up to provide Not for Profit CEOs with one-on-one mentoring opportunities with successful corporate leaders, including board members from some of the top 100 ASX companies.The new organisation, with a name pointing ... [Published Pro Bono Australia - Mar 27 2014]
First reported Mar 26 2014 - Updated Mar 26 2014 - 1 reports

GDS Link Conducts Credit Origination Workshop

GDS Link, a global provider of customer-centric risk management and process automation solutions announced today that it had conducted a Credit Origination Workshop at the Best Western Premier Hotel in Accra, Ghana through its entity GDS Link West Af ... [Published Digital Journal - Mar 26 2014]
First reported Mar 25 2014 - Updated Mar 25 2014 - 4 reports

Opportunity International and The MasterCard Foundation Plan To Help 7M Out of Poverty With $22.7M Partnership

Opportunity International is a non-profit microfinance organization established in 1971. Over the last 42 years OI has provided $6 billion in microfinance loans and has reached over 5 million clients in 22 countries. In 2009, The MasterCard Foundation ... [Published Forbes.com - Mar 25 2014]
First reported Mar 17 2014 - Updated Mar 17 2014 - 1 reports

Mobile payments a boon to microfinance

Mobile banking is a huge topic for facilitators of microfinance in poor communities because it reduces transaction costs and massively increases confidence in financial services more broadly.Not-for-profit organisation Opportunity International Australia ... [Published Australian Banking & Finance - Mar 17 2014]

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"Everything was miraculous," Haber said in 1998 interview. "I cannot understand it today ... I am a great believer in destiny. How couldn't I be ... when I escaped death so many times just by being here and not there?"
...savings outreach and boost financial services for smallholder farmers, who can then increase crop yields, productivity, income, and food security. "The initiative will also pilot a branchless banking model to serve farmers in the SouthernSouthern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania, provide education finance to increase access to quality education in the poorest communities, and strengthen capacity to deliver wider, more convenient access to financial services throughout the target countries" said Opportunity International CEO Vicki Escarra
"The Africa Growth and Innovations Initiative will expand our unique delivery channels, with a focus on low cost branches and mobile banking, to drive increased savings outreach and expand financial services for smallholder farmers to increase crop yields, productivity, income and food security" said Vicki Escarra
...to continue our strong partnership with The MasterCard Foundation," said Jeff Groenewald, president and CEO, Opportunity International Canada. "This and other grants allow us to effectively and efficiently respond to the changing needs of our clients and provide access to financial services for some of the most remote, marginalized and vulnerable people in the world." Â

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Microfinance: Lessons Learned from Developing C... [Published Wharton - Apr 23 2014]
FIELD Brief 17: Internal Operational Challenges... [Published Zunia.org RSS - Apr 23 2014]
'Thank a Mom' Quilt Offers Unique, Global Way t... [Published Insurance News Net - Apr 23 2014]
‘Thank a Mom’ Quilt Offers Unique, Global Way t... [Published PRWeb - Apr 23 2014]
Could you live below the line? [Published Christian Science Monitor - Apr 11 2014]
Business Cultural Differences [Published Global Traveler Magazine - Apr 10 2014]
Microfinance Does Health Care [Published Center for Financial Inclusion Blog - Apr 09 2014]
MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: responsAbility Investments ... [Published MicroCapital - Apr 08 2014]
Alquity launches three global sustainable inves... [Published Blue & Green Tomorrow - Apr 08 2014]
Dr. Oscar Haber, Polish Jew who survived Holoca... [Published Kentucky.com - Apr 07 2014]
How to Fix Africa's Access to Credit Problem [Published Bloomberg - Apr 02 2014]
How to Fix Africa's Access to Credit Problem [Published BusinessWeek - Apr 02 2014]
Executive's philanthropy fuelled by brush with ... [Published MENAFN - Mar 30 2014]
Africa Opportunity International and the Master... [Published Big News Network - Mar 28 2014]
MasterCard Foundation Awards $22.7 Million to O... [Published Philanthropy News Digest - Mar 27 2014]
Corporate Mentoring for NFP CEOs [Published Pro Bono Australia - Mar 27 2014]
GDS Link Conducts Credit Origination Workshop [Published Digital Journal - Mar 26 2014]
Opportunity International and The MasterCard Fo... [Published Forbes.com - Mar 25 2014]
MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: MasterCard Foundation Donat... [Published MicroCapital - Mar 25 2014]
Opportunity International and The MasterCard Fo... [Published MSN Money - Mar 25 2014]
Opportunity International and The MasterCard Fo... [Published Insurance News Net - Mar 25 2014]
Opportunity International and The MasterCard Fo... [Published BusinessWeek - Mar 25 2014]
Opportunity International and The MasterCard Fo... [Published Financial Services - Mar 25 2014]
The woman who tried 33 careers in one year [Published NEWS.com.au - Mar 22 2014]
A Shared Experience -- Could You Live On $1.50 ... [Published Huffington Post - Mar 21 2014]
South Africa: Postcode Lottery helps people wit... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Mar 19 2014]
Lorna Frantz [Published Times-Online - Mar 18 2014]
Mobile payments a boon to microfinance [Published Australian Banking & Finance - Mar 17 2014]
Microfinance Industry Needs an Infrastructure Fix [Published Center for Financial Inclusion Blog - Mar 11 2014]
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MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Seven International Lending... [Published MicroCapital - 4 hours ago]
The Council on Smallholder Agricultural Finance (CSAF), an alliance focused on creating a sustainable financial market for small agricultural businesses, recently was launched by seven international lending institutions at the 11th Skoll World Forum ...
FIELD Brief 17: Internal Operational Challenges... [Published Zunia.org RSS - Apr 23 2014]
The provision of financial services in rural and agricultural areas of sub-Saharan Africa poses many challenges. The lack of physical infrastructure and low population densities, the common vulnerabilities of the rural population such as HIV/AIDS, disease, ...
Microfinance Does Health Care [Published Center for Financial Inclusion Blog - Apr 09 2014]
> Posted by Elisabeth Rhyne, Managing Director, CFI I was recently asked to give a talk at the University of Pennsylvania’s 8th (!) annual Microfinance Conference . This year’s theme, “Microfinance Beyond Its Roots” set me in search of ways in which ...
MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: responsAbility Investments ... [Published MicroCapital - Apr 08 2014]
ResponsAbility Investments AG, a Swiss-based investor in microfinance and other sectors, recently announced the disbursement of a loan of USD 4 million to Opportunity International Bank of Malawi Limited (Opportunity Malawi), a member of the US-based ...
South Africa: Postcode Lottery helps people wit... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Mar 19 2014]
Source: British Red CrossCountry: South Africa A Red Cross programme supporting vulnerable people living with HIV and Tuberculosis (TB) in South Africa is set to receive a £100,000 funding boost from players of People’s Postcode Lottery. As well as ...
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Opportunity International and The MasterCard Fo... [Published Financial Services - Mar 25 2014]
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