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Opportunity International

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By providing financial solutions, support and training, we empower people living in poverty to build sustainable incomes, educate their children and escape generational poverty.
Opportunity International

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Addressing causes together + supporting effective charities = endless impact around the world. I gave you the answer right away when I should have made you wait for it, but it’s Give Global month here at Global Impact and I’m excited. We’re celebrating the work of our charities across all of our 11 cause areas and thinking about how these areas connect and build on one another. For example, when you love supporting the environment, you learn to think about how social justice, hunger and economic development come into play. It makes telling the story complicated, but we’ve got our…

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A woman smiling in front of her kitchen counter
When you walk through Rosa’s neighborhood in Barranquilla, Colombia the ground gives a little bit beneath your feet. It’s unsteady. It’s because the entire town is built on a landfill that used to be a mangrove. And it’s built on a landfill without drainage. When the heavy rains come, there is no where for the water to go so it rises up, flooding the houses that have been painstakingly pieced together. This happens so frequently that Rosa has raised the floor of her home three times trying to combat future damage. For Rosa and women like her, flooding is just one of the many challenges they face. She runs a small business selling beauty products and clothes from catalogs, and she is a proud member of the Girasoles Trust Group. For the past year and a half, she has worked alongside Opportunity International to grow her business and learn valuable…