As at June 2018
Your support is driving sustainable and permanent solutions in India as Opportunity works together with private school proprietors, parents and students to alleviate some of the most prevalent obstacles families face in providing quality education for their children.
Our suite of EduFinance products provide socially transformative solutions that ease the pressure of school fees for parents, help school proprietors gradually invest in school upgrades and protect students during times of uncertainty.
Through Opportunity International Australia’s program partners, your giving is helping families send their children to better quality schools in the Indian states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
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Currently 27,296 families are using school fee loans to manage their finances and keep their kids learning in school. Including these families, EduFinance in India has now benefitted 215,283 children, helping them break the cycle of poverty with better education.
PORTFOLIO CONTINUING TO STRENGTHEN
While the long-term impact of demonetisation continues to be seen in the portfolio's high PAR30 of 12.24% (the measurement of loans outstanding by more than 30 days), this figure has been steadily declining since its peak in Q2, 2017.
GROWING GLOBAL FOOTPRINT
Globally, EduFinance has benefitted 2,321,409 children. The initiative is working with 27 partners in 17 countries.
NEXT STEPS FOR ASIA
The EduFinance team have progressed discussions with a number of potential new partners, both in India and other countries in the region. Ahead of these imminent partnerships the team have recruited education expert Dr Amrita Vohra to lead the introduction of our Education Quality framework in schools taking out school improvemet loans
Meet the families
Until last year Maya and her husband worked together to run a grocery store. When her husband suddenly passed away she was left to run the store by herself while caring for her family.
LEARNING ABOUT EDUFINANCE
Since launching the school fee loan in India — known locally as the Vidya Jyoti loan — Opportunity has worked with our program partner ESAF to understand how it is helping families and how it might be improved.
130 mothers from 13 branches in Kerala were interviewed in person and over the telephone to give these first insights into the program.