Educate a Child

Quality education is a powerful tool for helping children build a future free from poverty, with every year of additional primary schooling said to boost girls’ eventual wages by 10-20%. Yet 6 in 10 children worldwide are either missing out on school or, for those who are fortunate enough to attend, are not learning basic literacy or numeracy skills because of underfunding and overcrowding in classrooms.

About this project

Your support can give a child like Mandeep the opportunity to receive a quality education. In Dongargarh, India, Mandeep’s parents struggled to pay school fees or buy uniforms and textbooks at the start of each school year. But now, a school fee loan from Opportunity is helping them pay for the education Mandeep needs to break the cycle of poverty for generations to come.

As well as helping provide school fee loans, your support can also provide school improvement loans to the leaders of community schools—like the one Mandeep attends—to help them improve school infrastructure, teaching resources, curriculum content, teacher quality and educational outcomes for the children they’re reaching.

Your Support Will Help

• Send children in poverty to school where they can learn vital literacy and numeracy skills

• Build classrooms

• Build toilets so teenage girls can go to school every day, where menstruation might have previously stopped them

• Buy computers and books

• Increase teaching skills and educational outcomes

• Improve the quality of education in developing countries.

Educate a child today and help them rewrite the future for generations to come.


With tailored education finance loans to cover school costs, parents in India are able to make sure their children can go to school year-round. Currently, more than 180,000 children are benefitting from a better education thanks to the support of people like you.

Funding will be directed to the area of greatest need within the proposed program. Sometimes programs may change in scope and in this case, Opportunity may redirect funding to a suitable alternative program.