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Sydney NSW 2001 , Level 4, 220 George Street Sydney NSW 2000

Telephone: 1800 812 164

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How We Work Training

Learn how our innovative microloan programs leverage training to guide success for families living in poverty.

Often provided in loan meetings, training helps families grow successful businesses and make the most of their small loans. Additional education sessions – focused on other aspects of everyday life – help empower mothers, fathers and even whole communities.

Financial training teaches people the ins and outs of earning, spending, budgeting and borrowing. Helping families understand the range of financial services available to them, it encourages them to manage their hard-earned incomes wisely. In the Philippines, multimedia resources have been developed to engage and educate loan recipients. Short videos in a game-show format teach families about the importance of saving, managing credit and financial planning.

Business training can cover general topics like marketing or specific skills in crafts such as soap making or embroidery – training that can help families diversify their income streams. In Indonesia, communities were taught how to recognise business opportunities in unused items, with one module demonstrating how to make handicrafts from unwanted banana stems.

Life training helps empower families in areas such as self-esteem, communication, health and leadership. Your support helps families gain the skills they need to transform their lives.

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