‘Thank a Mom’ Quilt Offers Unique, Global Way to Celebrate Mother’s Day

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Opportunity International online tool invites everyone to publicly express gratitude to a mother; Fundraiser will support programs that to change the lives of 3,000 mothers in the Third World


It’s free! You don’t need to make a donation to create a patch.

Who: Opportunity International is one of the largest, oldest microfinance organizations, offering microloans, savings accounts, microinsurance, financial training and more in 22 countries in Latin America, Africa, Europe and Asia

What: The Global Opportunity Quilt

When: Opened this week to the public, available through Mother’s Day

Where: opportunity.org/moms

Background: This is the 5th Annual Global Opportunity Quilt, and it offers a chance to give an important mother in your life so much more than flowers—it offers hope for a better future for Opportunity International’s clients. Opportunity International has set a goal for the quilt of empowering more than 3,000 women—clients in the countries where Opportunity International offers programs—and transforming the lives of thousands more.

Some exciting features:

  •     It’s free! You don’t need to make a donation to create a patch.
  •     If you do donate, we will send an e-card to the patch recipients on Mother’s Day with your tribute included.
  •     You can use one of Opportunity International’s inspiring designs or use up to five of your own images!

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Opportunity International is a global non-profit organization that helps people in developing nations break the cycle of poverty, transform their lives, strengthen their families and improve their communities. We provide loans, savings accounts, insurance and business training to approximately 5 million clients in 22 countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe. Clients use our services to expand businesses, provide for their families, create jobs and build a safety net for the future. Opportunity International pioneered microfinance lending in 1971 and has since provided more than 23 million loans valued at nearly $6.5 billion.

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