Over the past two decades, we have helped more than 15,000 people reimagine their future. Every year, more of you were drawn to microfinance as a powerful tool for change. I am honored by the community of clients, supporters and donors that's rising up to champion our cause.
You've helped us invest more than $68 million in entrepreneurship and education - making us a leader in U.S. microfinance. Today, Opportunity Fund lends more than $2 million every month and helps people save over $1 million each year.
In putting together this online retrospective, I was humbled by what we have accomplished over the past 20 years and excited by what we can do in the next 20 years. Please join me in celebrating two decades of impact and success that's driving economic mobility in California. I hope you'll enjoy this online gallery, where you can look back at a timeline of our history and hear the stories and voices from Opportunity Fund's ever-expanding community.
When we launched Opportunity Fund in 1994, I had no idea what we would become. Sitting here today, I can tell you that I'm very much looking forward to what we have planned next (more on that coming soon).