WE BELIEVE IN A WORLD WHERE EVERYONE HAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO LIVE A SUSTAINABLY HEALTHY, SELF-DETERMINED AND FULFILLED LIFE.
WHAT WE STAND FOR
The Opportunity Project exists as a direct response to global inequality and the effects it has on people living in Honduras.
By cooperating with impoverished communities, we implement specific initiatives to create new opportunities for its vulnerable families. With access to education, the basis for health and new income opportunities, we aim to equip children, youth and other members of the community with the knowledge, tools and motivation to break the cycle of poverty.
HOW IT CAME ABOUT
The idea of founding this non-profit organisation came about when Julian met the Honduran social-entrepreneur Carlos while doing volunteer work in Central America. With the common goal of creating positive change and the will to meet the serious problems in Honduras with sustainable solutions, they decided to combine their complementary skills and start The Opportunity Project.
In cooperation with the other team members from Germany and Honduras, as well as every single donor and supporter, The Opportunity Project is set up to counteract global inequality and the resulting lack of opportunity for people in Central America.
WHO WE ARE
Co-Founder and CEO
As a former Public Relations Specialist for Garmin, Julian maintains a solid background in Business and Communications. Additionally, he was able to gain first hand experience in planning, implementing and promoting development programs, while working for several NGO’s in Central America.
As CEO, Julian will be equally involved in the fundraising and administration activities in Germany as well as the program execution in Honduras.
Carlos Manuel Urbina
Co-Founder and Head of Community Initiatives
With a self-starter attitude and a degree in Business Management, Carlos is a serial entrepreneur. Besides having started several small businesses and NGO's, he is also the Head of Field Programs for another non-profit organisation in Honduras. This has given him a lot of experience in community development and program execution.
While maintaining a strong bond with the communities we are cooperating with, Carlos uses his local knowledge and experience to develop and deliver our field initiatives.
Co-Founder and Business Development Manager
When Paul isn't putting his time into The Opportunity Project, he is committed to making clean energy an affordable reality for everyone. In his position of Manager of Operations and Strategy at Sonnen, he has gained valuable insights into managing and developing a business in its early stages.
Paul uses his knowledge, experience and strong will to tackle global problems, to further develop The Opportunity Project in the commercial sector.
Co-Founder and Community Initiative Manager
Esthefany served in a church-driven development project in Guatemala for two years, which allowed her to gain first-hand experience in development aid. With her communication skills, local-knowledge and empathy, Esthefany is able to foster and maintain deep relationships with teachers, parents, children and leaders of the cooperating communities.
As Manager of the Food for Thought Initiative, Esthefany is responsible for ensuring that everything runs smoothly in the field and that all attending school children receive their healthy meal every day.
Co-Founder und CFO
Josef looks back on 30 years of auditing and tax advisory experience. As a former partner for EY, he gained vast knowledge in management, finance and other business-related topics.
Josef uses his wealth of experience to advise and support the team in many different areas, including business development, finance and tax.
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WOULD YOU LIKE TO GET TO KNOW OUR INITIATIVES?
In cooperation with rural communities in Honduras, we carry out various projects. These always pursue the overall goal of creating more opportunities for underprivileged children.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO SUPPORT US?
All donations go directly to support our initiatives and thus directly to the people in Honduras. As a small organisation, we are able to keep our administrative costs to a minimum.