Opportunity International (OPIN),
one of the world's largest nonprofit microfinance
organizations is making a lasting difference in the lives of more than 812,000 poor entrepreneurs
in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America. OPIN offers small business loans, training in
basic business practices, insurance benefits, savings services, HIV/AIDS education and counseling
in personal development that are proving to be viable, long-term tools for helping poor people work
their way out of chronic poverty.