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Times Colonist 10K Run for Opportunity
$135 raised
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0 days left
Ended Jul 16, 2014
I need 20 people to contribute $50 dollars each, or 50 people to contribute $20. A Donor is going to match each of those dollars. For an added challenge, I am working towards running the race in 50 minutes or less! Thanks for your support.
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Opportunity International provides access to financial solutions empowering people living in poverty to transform their lives, theirs childrens futures and their communities.

$180 dollars funds one loan, is repaid and re-loand every 3 months and helps mothers provide more meals, regular schooling, and basic santization for their kids. Families, communities, and regions are developing out of poverty because of this powerful tool that multiplies. Read more

WOMEN represent an estimated 70% of those living on less than $2/day. Cultural and legal inequalities in developing countries create obstacles that prevent women from starting and financing new businesses.This leaves them more vulnerable to poverty, forced labour and violence.

Yet, women consistently show inspiring resilience and determination to find ways to break free from poverty. Many studies, and our own experiences, confirm that women with access to financial services can dramatically improve the quality of life for their families.

In families where women have an income, they have a voice in financial decisions, resulting in better nutrition, health and education for children.

When family needs are met, women are more likely to invest in their community.

When women have the skills to participate in public life, government corruption declines.

The gains that women achieve by accessing microfinance services are almost 3 times more likely to be reinvested in their children, providing a powerful generational multiplier that accelerates economic growth. 

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Canoe Banadana
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Regular sized Canoe branded Bandana
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Jar of Olives-Olive the Senses
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Whichever Variety of Olives You Desire.
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$10 CAD
12oz jar of Jam-Olive the Senses
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ar of L’Epicurien Jam of your choice or whatever variety you enjoy. See website for details. Mango Ginger Lime, Coconut Passion Fruit, Apple Tatin, Burgundy Black Currant, Provence Black Fig.
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$10 CAD
Canoe Shirt
XXL Canoe Brown Ale Shirt
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Upcycled Level Ground Shopping Bag
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That’s the idea behind UPCYCLING.
Level Ground Trading, a Victoria, BC based coffee roaster, has created a program to collect used coffee bags from their customers and have them made into stylish bags by Work Of Your Hand, an organization that helps artisans from developing nations find dignity and self-worth through work that pays fair wages. In an over-the-top example of supply-chain transparency, each bag even comes with a short bio on the person who sewed it.
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200 ml Bottle of Olive Oil/Balsamic
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Your choice of either. Since we’re family owned and operated, we understand the importance of relationships. This is why we work closely with farmers in both hemispheres to deliver our fresh, ultra-premium olive oils, and also why we hand-bottle our oils on-site for you, ensuring you’re taking home the freshest products possible.
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Large Canoe Shirt
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Large Blue Canoe T-shirt
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Large Canoe Shirt
Beige Animal Head t-Shirt
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Medium Canoe Shirt
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Beige Animal Head t-shirt
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Medium Canoe T-shirt
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Blue Animal head Canoe T-shirt
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Small Canoe Shirt
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Beige Animal Head t-shirt
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Small Canoe t-shirt
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Blue Canoe Animal t-shirt with canoe logo on the back
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$18 CAD
375 ml Olive the Senses
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Choice of olive oil and/or balsamic.
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$26 CAD
Olive the Senses 6 Pack Sample
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6-60 ml bottles of your choice of Olive Oil, and/or Balsamic.
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$150 CAD
Lazyboy Gift Certificate
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A gift certificate for $200 dollars at any of the island Lazyboy stores. Lazyboy has been supporting Opportunity International for many years. They have continued to engage their staff and supplies to help address Global Poverty!
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