EduFinance is Opportunity International's unique approach to tackling the global education crisis. Opportunity EduFinance supports affordable private schools to provide accessible, quality education to low resource communities, whilst providing parents with the means to send their children to school. We do this by connecting private sector finance to education providers in developing countries to help get more children in better schools.
We work with schools from pre-primary to secondary level across 20 countries, providing specialised products, services and training. To date the programme has reached over 3.2M children in more than 6,200 schools.
Through partnerships with local financial institutions, we provide two sector-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 Education Quality Programme works with over 1,000 schools to improve teaching and learning conditions. The programme is carried out through local collaboration and knowledge-sharing School Clusters; our Pathways to Excellence school development assessments and guides and extensive School Leadership Professional Development (SLDP) training.