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Opportunity International to Announce Historic Commitment to Reduce Global Poverty at Clinton Global Initiative.

Opportunity International:
What: Opportunity International, one of the world's largest
 Christian microfinance institutions, will be recognized by
 former President Bill Clinton for an historic commitment it
 will announce to help millions of the world's poorest people
 work their way out of poverty.

 The Clinton Global Initiative is an annual meeting where
 global leaders address and generate solutions to some of the
 world's most serious issues. This year's four primary themes
 include poverty alleviation, energy and climate change, global
 health, and the mitigation of religious and ethnic conflict.
 First Lady Laura Bush, former President Clinton, Bill Gates
 and the presidents of France, Liberia, Colombia and Pakistan
 are among the many dignitaries scheduled to attend.

When: Wednesday, September 20, 2006
 5 p.m. EDT

Where: Clinton Global Initiative
 Metropolitan Ballroom
 Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers
 811 Seventh Avenue
 New York, NY 10019


About Opportunity International

Opportunity International, a global microfinance organization, is committed to solving global poverty. Serving 810,000 poor entrepreneurs in 27 developing countries, Opportunity International provides small business loans, training in basic business practices, counseling in personal development and other financial services to women and men living in chronic poverty. Small loans - sometimes as little as $50 - allow poor entrepreneurs to start or expand a business, develop a steady income, provide for their families and create jobs for their neighbors. For more information, visit www.opportunity.org.

About the Clinton Global Initiative

The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) is a non-partisan catalyst for action, bringing together a community of global leaders to devise and implement innovative solutions to some of the world's most pressing challenges. Each September, CGI convenes a meeting for global leaders including heads of state, non-profit organizations, and business leaders to discuss challenges facing the world today. President Clinton's vision in bringing together this group is to merge ideas from both the public and private sectors to devise a plan to identify and implement solutions to major problems facing our world. The forum coincides with the opening of the General Assembly of the United Nations and will take place September 20-22, 2006.
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