EduFinance is Opportunity International's unique approach to tackling the global education crisis. Opportunity EduFinance supports affordable private schools to provide accessible, quality education whilst helping parents receive the means to send their children to school. We do this by connecting private sector finance to education providers in low- and middle-income countries to help get more children in better schools.
We work with schools from pre-primary to secondary level across 23 countries, providing specialised products, services and training. To date the programme has reached over 6.5M children and over US$328 million in loans disbursed to schools and parents.
Through partnerships with local financial institutions, we provide two industry-leading lending products that have enabled positive change for families, schools and communities:
- Our School Improvement Loan helps affordable private schools expand through improved infrastructure, environment and security.
- Our School Fee Loan helps parents meet school fees, preventing drop-out and increasing classroom time.
Alongside these products, our EduQuality program works with over 1,700 schools to improve teaching and learning conditions. The programme is carried out through local collaboration and knowledge-sharing School Clusters; our Pathways to Excellence (P2E) school development assessments and guides as well as extensive School Leadership Professional Development (SLDP) training.