• Organization TypeInvestment & Finance
  • Staff10,000+
  • Development Budget100 Million - 500 Million
  • HeadquartersUnited States
  • Founded1971

Opportunity International

Opportunity International provides small business loans, savings, insurance and training to more than two million people working their way out of poverty in the developing world. Clients in over 20 countries use these financial services to start or expand a business, provide for their families, create jobs for their neighbors and build a safety net for the future. Opportunity International is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, incorporated and registered in Illinois. Opportunity International works with fundraising operations in the United States, Australia, Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom to help create a sustainable approach to help fight global poverty. Contributions from individuals, governments, corporations and foundations are leveraged through commercial borrowings and client savings to signifcantly increase the size of the loan pool and provide additional funds for the work in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America. Work: Opportunity International provides financial products and strategies to over two million people working their way out of poverty in the developing world. Clients in more than 20 countries can use these services to expand a business, provide for their families, create jobs for their neighbors and build a safety net for the future. The microfinance products made it possible for market vendors to fill their stalls with goods, artisans to make a profit, educators to expand schools and farmers to move beyond subsistence. Opportuntiy has : > 1,357,828 active loans - develop businesses, increase incomes, provide for families and create jobs for neighbors. > 562,101 savings accounts - give clients a secure place to save and grow earnings. > 1,016,507 microinsurance policyholders - protect their families with life, health and crop insurance. > $567 million in assets, including a loan portfolio of $388 million, represents significant capital used to build under-resourced communities. 
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Careers

Job openings over the past year

69Total posted jobs

Examples of past jobs

  • Chief Philanthropy Officer (CPO)
    United States
  • Senior Director for Volunteer Engagement and Annual Giving
    United States

Staff at Opportunity International have experience in

Sectors

  • development
  • private sector development
  • financial services
  • monitoring / evaluation
  • banking & finance budgeting

Funders

  • citi foundation
  • acumen
  • rockefeller foundation
  • ford foundation

Countries

  • malawi
  • united states
  • uganda
  • kenya
  • ghana

Skills

  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

Experience

Monitoring / Evaluation
Credit
Banking & Finance Budgeting
Events / Training
Market Research
Microfinance
Private Sector Development
Water Policy
Anti-Poverty / Social Justice
Climate Change

Contract Awards

UK Aid: Interim: Making a Range of Financial Services more Accessible for Poor People in Kinshasa

Department for International Development (DFID) - United Kingdom

FINANCIAL INCLUSION OF POOR FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS IN GHANA

EC - Directorate General International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO - EuropeAid)

ANCP Funding 2008-09

Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

Contact Opportunity International

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    Primary Contact
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Company Offices

  • United States (headquarters)
  • Oak Brook
  • 2122 York Road, Suite 150