Opportunity International Canada

Name of Organization: Opportunity International Canada

Address of Organization: Suite 504, 295 The West Mall, Toronto, ON, M9C 4Z4.

Website: Website

Contact Person: Adele Madonia

Phone: 1-877-867-2448 or 416-444-2448

Email: Email

Work of organization: As one of the largest microfinance organizations in the world, Opportunity International is dedicated to the needs and well being of the poorest of the working poor. We provide small microfinance loans -- sometimes as little as $50 -- as well as banking, insurance and other financial services that allow poor entrepreneurs to start or expand a business, develop a steady income, provide nutritious meals and education for their children and create jobs for their neighbours. Opportunity is currently operating microfinance services in 27 developing countries.

Kinds of internships: The nature of the internship will depend on the time of year and the skill-set of the intern.

Desirable skills: Variable.

Location of internships: Toronto

Duration of internships: 3-4 months

Costs: Travel to and from work (we are on the Toronto bus route)

Accommodation: N/A

Insurance: No.

Medical coverage: No.

Training: We have a one hour general training process in addition to more specific training for each component of the job.

Evaluation: Yes (upon provision by Wycliffe).

Volunteering: We have various volunteer opportunities which can be found here.

Faith statement: No.