Ebby Rane has supported Opportunity International since the company’s inception. As a business run by women, it is meaningful to all of us to support a cause that supports other women. Opportunity International provides micro-financing to women in developing countries, enabling them to establish businesses, which support their families and broader communities.
Here’s a few of these remarkable women’s stories.
THE POWER OF A DREAM
Linda’s bakery is a dream come true. She started by selling 40 loaves of bread a day from a basket on her head. She wanted nothing more than to start her own bakery and with help from Opportunity International loans, she was able to make it happen. Now, she has over 100 women who buy her bread wholesale and then sell it themselves, creating an income for many in her village.
THE POWER OF HEALTH
When her husband was injured and unable to work, Bebi had to become the family’s bread winner. She chose to make the best of unfortunate circumstances by working hard and taking advantage of an Opportunity loan. As her income grew, so did her confidence. By manufacturing sanitary napkins, Bebi is allowing many young girls and women to stay in school, including her own daughter.
THE POWER OF LEADERSHIP
Nohemy grew up in a poor family, in a community where opportunity was scarce. But Nohemy continued to strive for a better future and soon found herself earning an accounting degree in university. Before long, the young woman who started her first business out of necessity at aged eight, has over 1,300 families and 18 employees depend on her. Nohemy unleashed the power of opportunity by unlocking her potential to be a leader and encouraging others to strive for their dreams.