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Opportunity International Rotary In-Sight Trip to Honduras
Category: Microcredit | By Editor, 10-Oct-2012 | Viewed 2714  Comments 0
Opportunity International is one of the leading microfinance organizations worldwide with implementing partners in over twenty countries in the developing world.  Opportunity provides holistic microfinance to its clients through offering not just loans, but also savings accounts, training, and micro-insurance. This strategy promotes diversified business growth, teaches sustainable stewardship, and invests in hard-working creative entrepreneurs determined to make a better tomorrow for their families and communities.  This model will not only impact Santa Cruz de Yojoa, but is also scalable for roll-out throughout Honduras.

Trip Features

  • Meet with Opportunity International's innovative leaders in Honduras
  • Meet with Opportunity clients one-on-one; visit their businesses and see best practices
  • Meet with Trust Groups - experience weekly interaction & teaching; witness first-hand the power of peer lending & how holistic microfinance transforms lives
  • Notice the difference between rural and urban poverty and learn about the appropriate solutions to each
  • Engage with leaders directly involved in rural village community development
  • Experience the importance of medical care given to the peri-urban and rural poor and visit local clinic
  • Travel out to a rural village and see the results of a sustainable water project

Working Itinerary

  • Wednesday: Fly in, get settled, and Orientation Dinner
  • Thursday: Opportunity/IDH Meeting & Presentation in the morning; Client Visits and a Trust Group meeting in the afternoon
  • Friday: Travel North to Santa Cruz - see the IDH branch expansion (Rotary project) and meet with local microfinance clients and staff
  • Saturday: Visit Good Samaritan Clinic (medical component)
  • Sunday: Travel out to a rural village (exact site TBD - water component)
  • Monday: in the village
  • Tuesday: Travel back to Tegucigalpa and Final Dinner
  • Wednesday: official trip ends; travel home or on to El Salvador for Rotary Conference

Summary of Trip Costs

  • $1200 per person (includes all meals & beverages, tips, in-country ground transportation, and translator services - does not include flight or hotel)
  • Trip payment required by January 10, 2013 (deposit by Dec 15, 2012)
  • Hotel costs will be an additional $130 - $150 per person/per night based on single occupancy. We will be staying at the Intercontinental Hotel in Tegucigalpa for 5 of the 7 nights. Opportunity will reserve the rooms. Hotel costs are paid by each traveler upon checkout. (we will be staying in the village for the remaining 2 nights)
  • Airfare costs will vary depending on whether or not you are just going to Honduras, or travelling onto El Salvador afterwards. Airfare to be booked and paid for by the traveler

Opportunity International Canada
For further information, please contact Jannalee Anderson via email at janderson@opportunityinternational.ca or call 647-291-2448

You can download the PDF Registration and summary here: http://goo.gl/wwptN
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