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Opportunity International provides access to savings, small business loans, insurance and training to 9.6 million people working their way out of poverty in the developing world. Clients in 22 countries use these financial services to expand businesses, provide for their families, create jobs for their neighbors and build a safety net for the future.

The poor in the developing world work hard. Opportunity International Canada has found that if we provide them with the tools to succeed in their own enterprises, they respond with staggering zeal: we serve 9.4 million microentrepreneurs in 21 countries; they have a 99% loan repayment rate.

It happens because an Opportunity International loan is not just money. It’s an entire system of support, guidance and accountability. Because microfinance revolves around the concept of loans repaid, not hand-outs, it is one of the few remedies for poverty that can be self-sustaining.

Help us raise money for participating in Ryder Hesjedal's Tour de Victoria presented by

Team members

Click on one of our team members below to make a donation.

e.g., John, Smith, or

Christopher Raper

Raised: CA$13,802.41

Curtis Harder

Raised: CA$9,187.61

Team captain

Jamie Hubick

Raised: CA$5,644.56

Keith Pask

Raised: CA$3,274.01

Dan Murray

Raised: CA$3,240.74

Doris Olafsen

Raised: CA$3,154.20

Martin Kalsbeek

Raised: CA$3,054.31

Michael Jones

Raised: CA$2,568.38

John Coyne

Raised: CA$2,463.48

Marlene Affleck

Raised: CA$1,953.01

Cathy Fraser

Raised: CA$1,000.00

Kim Buller

Raised: CA$1,000.00

Desmond Lyne

Raised: CA$850.00

Josh Dueck

Raised: CA$850.00

Lacey Dueck

Raised: CA$850.00

Danielle Harder

Raised: CA$839.46

Lucia Harder

Raised: CA$785.49

Jolene Lyne

Raised: CA$643.64

Dwight Block

Raised: CA$642.74

Heidi Block

Raised: CA$635.02


Raised: CA$559.86

Chris Barrington Foote

Raised: CA$535.02

Diane Graham

Raised: CA$359.68

Tony Woods

Raised: CA$267.96

Terry Crawford

Raised: CA$250.00

Arleen Raper

Raised: CA$0.00

Everett Harder

Raised: CA$0.00

Hunter Barrington Foote

Raised: CA$0.00

Jonah Buller

Raised: CA$0.00

Josh Olafsen

Raised: CA$0.00

Kate Olafsen

Raised: CA$0.00

Keziah Olafsen

Raised: CA$0.00

Leigh Stevens

Raised: CA$0.00

Liam Olafsen

Raised: CA$0.00

Livia Olafsen

Raised: CA$0.00

Mary Witoski

Raised: CA$0.00

Maya Buller

Raised: CA$0.00

Stephen Buller

Raised: CA$0.00

Travis Olafsen

Raised: CA$0.00

Wade Buller

Raised: CA$0.00

Recent donors

Donation date Donor name Donation amount
Aug 30 Robert Murphy CA$1,069.14
Aug 26 Karen Wilson Way to go Danielle & Everett! Undisclosed amount
Aug 26 Mary Leblanc CA$20.00
Aug 24 Anonymous CA$50.03
Aug 21 Kerry Brown congratulations to both of you! CA$54.31
Aug 21 Chris Raper Thanks Peter! CA$267.00
Aug 21 Chris Raper Thanks Alexandru CA$54.00
Aug 21 Chris Raper Thanks Gregory CA$250.00
Aug 21 Chris Raper Thanks Michael CA$107.00
Aug 21 Chris Raper Thanks Peter CA$107.00