As a Global Ambassador to Opportunity International, Fiorina will lend her voice and influence to
“Both Carly and I believe in the power of women uniting around their shared commitment and experience. Together, we hope to engage women in the
Opportunity International serves nearly five million people across 20 countries with microfinance loans, savings, insurance and vital training to break the poverty cycle. 93 percent of loans go to women.
“The acceleration effect of microfinance investment in women is nothing short of remarkable,” Fiorina said. “Data shows that the single greatest point of untapped leverage in the world today is a woman, one woman, and the power she wields to lift up the world around her.”
Studies show that women reinvest 90 percent of their income in their families – sending their children to school, ensuring they are clothed and fed, and saving for the future.
Launched in 2008 by Fiorina, then Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice and USAID, the One Woman Intiative served as an international women’s empowerment fund focused on results that benefit one woman and her expanding circle of positive effect. The public-private fund supported development projects in
Opportunity International invests in and mentors determined individuals to leverage their talents to break free of the cycle of poverty. By partnering with its clients to provide knowledge, guidance and resources,
Opportunity International provides access to savings, small business loans, insurance and training to over five 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. For more information, visit http://www.opportunity.org or join the conversation at http://facebook.com/opportunityintl and http://twitter.com/opportunityintl.