INVESTING IN EDUCATION
In Latin America, Africa, and Asia, more than 2 million children can now access a quality education thanks to Credit Suisse’s support of Opportunity’s Edu-finance initiatives. Our partnership plays a formative role in empowering parents to send their children to school and enabling teachers to develop low-cost, high-quality learning environments. By supporting access to critical financial services and training, Credit Suisse helps school owners like Regina Githinji (pictured below) give children a chance to break the cycle of poverty by obtaining a good education. Regina founded the Revelation Ushindi School in the slums of Kenya with just three students. Over the last eleven years, she has used a series of Opportunity loans and training to install clean running water, purchase textbooks and food for the children, pay teacher’s salaries and maintain her rent payments on the now-large school property that serves 80 students. Regina is one of millions of Opportunity clients who are working their way out of poverty and, in doing so, are transforming their lives and the communities around them. Discover more at opportunity.org.
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