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Opportunity International

Summary:  Opportunity International began in 1971, to provide relief to the poor and to help end extreme poverty in the world by providing finance services to microfinance clients.  Opportunity International implements its programs through a worldwide network of staff, branches, subsidiary banks and local nongovernmental organizations, as well as local partners, commercial and nonprofit and microfinance institutions.  Opportunity International invests its funds to leverage local investor funds and debt to increase services to serve the economic needs of the poor.  June 19, 2000, Opportunity International incorporated Opportunity Transformation Investments (OTI), intended to invest in and hold ownership positions in microfinance institutions.  OTI’s board of directors is controlled by Opportunity International.  OTI and its controlled banks are part of Opportunity International.  On January 23, 2014, OTI incorporated Opportunity International Nicaragua to provide assistance in the operation and maintenance of agricultural processing plants in Nicaragua.  Also, during 2017 and 2018, Opportunity International incorporated entities in Ghana, Malawi, Rwanda, and Uganda which are controlled and funded by Opportunity International to implement program work in the local communities.  The aim of Opportunity International is to provide financial solutions, support and training they hope empowers people living in poverty to build sustainable incomes, educate their children and escape generational poverty.sxz

MinistryWatch Financial Efficiency Rating:  1 Star (out of a possible 5 Stars)

MinistryWatch Transparency Grade:  C

ECFA Member?  No

Revenue in Most Recent Year Available (2020):  $21,615,780

Five-Year Revenue Trend:  Decreasing  (by about 63% change)

Percent of Revenue Opportunity International spends on Fundraising:  14 percent 

Percent Peer Group Spends on Fundraising:  6 percent

President & CEO:  Mr. Atol Tandon

President’s Salary and Other Compensation:  $539,732

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