who is opportunity international canada?
Opportunity International “unleashes the power of entrepreneurs in the developing world. Their innovative approach and services allow more people to expand their businesses, create jobs and change the world.”
They achieve this by leveraging microfinancing which, “provides small or ‘micro’ loans to people not served by banks because of their poverty, lack of collateral, illiteracy or lack of formal identification documents.”
According to OIC, “Microfinance now encompasses a broad range of financial services for those living in poverty such as credit, savings and insurance. These products are designed to assist people in poverty, who lack access to financial services in the mainstream banking sector, to develop their small businesses, save their earnings, and guard against risks.”
Opportunity International helps support 17.5 milliion people work their way out of poverty in the developing world
OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH OPPORTUNITY INTERNATIONAL CANADA
Every day we try to make a difference by empowering people to do their best work by leveraging the right technology in the best ways possible. This is the impact that we strive to make in businesses in our part of the world.⠀
But we aim to impact more than just the world immediately around us, and that’s why we launched One-To-Many in 2019 in partnership with Opportunity International Canada.⠀
Through this partnership, we’re helping to fund micro loans to budding entrepreneurs in the developing world. We’re providing them with mentoring and resources to support them, their communities—and ultimately to bring more of the world around us out of poverty.⠀
We invited Doris Olafsen, Vice President Philanthropy at OIC, along with OIC Program Director Martha Arias to teach us more about how OIC is making a difference, and the ways we can help support them as a business, and as individuals.
We are so grateful for an organization like OIC and are honoured to partner with them to truly help make a difference in the world.
If you’d like to support our One-To-Many initiative in partnership with OIC, click HERE to check learn more and donate today!
If you’re looking for a new challenge and want to join a diverse work culture who are eager to learn about all the things, check out our career opportunities at the link below.
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