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

Telephone: 1800 812 164

© 2017 Opportunity International AustraliaABN 83 003 805 043

Other Ways To Get Involved Leave a Gift in your Will

By leaving a gift in your will to Opportunity International Australia, you’ll be creating new futures for families living in poverty.

By leaving a gift in your will to Opportunity International Australia, you’ll be creating new futures for families living in poverty. By providing small loans and helping mothers buy sewing machines to start tailoring businesses or fathers to buy seeds to plant vegetable gardens, you’ll be transforming children’s futures for years to come.

A gift in your will can be a gift of cash, property, shares or other investments. Leaving a gift in your will is a very personal and important decision. We would be honoured to discuss it with you – to do so, please call 1800 812 164 or email giftinwills@opportunity.org.au

Alena's Story

Leave a lasting legacy - Alena's Story

In a simple stall constructed of palm branches, Alena Aomekore, a single mother of five daughters, is roasting and selling pisang gepeng – a popular banana treat in Indonesia. After the death of her husband seven years ago, Alena worried about how she would support her children, aged five to 18. Her relatives lived far away and her eldest daughter was disabled and needed special care. To provide for her family, Alena sold vegetables door-to-door, but struggled to earn enough money to put food on the table or pay for medicine.

A loan of Rp.750,000 (A$88) enabled Alena to buy ingredients to start her cooking business. As she worked, her income grew from just Rp.50,000 (A$5.90) to Rp.100,000 (A$12) a day. The business has enabled Alena to take care of her children and today, one of her daughters is in university!

By leaving a gift in your will to Opportunity International Australia, you can give a hand up out of poverty to mothers just like Alena, transforming their family’s future for generations to come.

Philippa and Andrew, Opportunity Supporters

We’ve spent many years working in partnership with Opportunity International Australia, seeing it grow from a small pioneer to a leader in microfinance. We love how it provides a real and sustainable way for poor entrepreneurs to work their way out of poverty. It’s important to us that the legacy we leave continues well after us. Our children have been part of our engagement and one aspect of our legacy is to provide them with an avenue to continue to engage in building up poor communities. We can think of no better, more enriching long-term gift to leave them.

Philippa and Andrew Tyndale, supporters of Opportunity

Gifts left in wills will be used for the general purposes of Opportunity International Australia, directed to the area of greatest need. This may be to expand Opportunity’s outreach, build the capacity of the organisations we partner with or as small loans.

How to Include Opportunity In Your Will

Using the correct wording ensures that your wishes are carried out in the best possible manner. Please use the following wording in your will to ensure that your gift is effective and able to have an impact. Simply select the most relevant option according to how you wish to include us. If you use wording other than the following options, please ensure you indicate Opportunity's full company name – Opportunity International Australia Limited ABN 83 003 805 043. We are so grateful for your support – it will make such a difference.

Option A

This is if you wish to give your entire estate, after payment of all debts and estate administration expenses, to the work of Opportunity International Australia.

"I give, free of all duties and taxes, the residue of my estate to Opportunity International Australia Limited ABN 83 003 805 043. My bequest is to be used for the general purposes of Opportunity International Australia and I declare that the receipt of the director, secretary or public officer of Opportunity International Australia Limited shall be a complete discharge to my bequest."

Option B

This is to be used when you have first made specific gifts to others, and then wish to give the balance of your estate to Opportunity International Australia.

"Subject to the preceding provisions of my will, I give, free of all taxes and duties, to Opportunity International Australia Limited ABN 83 003 805 043 absolutely the residue of my estate. My bequest is to be used for the general purposes of Opportunity International Australia and I declare that the receipt of the director, secretary or public officer of Opportunity International Australia Limited shall be a complete discharge to my bequest."

Option C

This is to give a specific sum to Opportunity International Australia.

"I give the sum of $………, free of all duties and taxes, to Opportunity International Australia Limited ABN 83 003 805 043. My bequest is to be used for the general purposes of Opportunity International Australia and I declare that the receipt of the director, secretary or public officer of Opportunity International Australia Limited shall be a complete discharge to my bequest."

Option D

This is to enable you to give a specified percentage of your residuary estate to Opportunity International Australia. That is, after you have first given specific bequests to others.

"My trustee is to hold the residue of my estate on the following trusts: (i) ……. percent, free of all duties and taxes, for Opportunity International Australia Limited ABN 83 003 805 043. My bequest is to be used for the general purposes of Opportunity International Australia; and (ii) …………. percent, free of all duties and taxes, for …………

I declare that the receipt of the director, secretary or public officer of Opportunity International Australia Limited shall be a complete discharge to my bequest."

Option E

If you do not wish to rewrite your will, you can complete and attach this codicil to your existing will.

Value of Legal Advice

When you make a will or update your existing one, it is advisable to seek qualified legal advice to ensure you achieve all you wish for your family and others. Your solicitor can advise you on tax matters such as trusts, guardians, asset valuation and power of attorney.

MAKE THE DECISION TO LEAVE A LASTING LEGACY

A gift in your will to Opportunity is an effective way to make a difference in the lives of families living in poverty.

  • Request a guide to including Opportunity in your will by emailing giftinwills@opportunity.org.au
  • Seek qualified legal advice to ensure that you first achieve all that you wish for your family and others in your will
  • Make your will or complete and attach a codicil to your existing will
  • Simply let us know you have included Opportunity in your will so we can acknowledge your decision – email giftinwills@opportunity.org.au or call our Gift In Wills Director, Gerrard Peck on 0402 124 624.

Thank you for your decision.

CELEBRATING THE LIVES OF OUR VALUED SUPPORTERS – MEMORIAL PAGES (COMING SOON)

At Opportunity International Australia, our supporters continue to make a significant difference in the lives of people living in poverty around the world. Recently, we were proud to create the inaugural memorial page for one of our valued supporters, June Groube, on behalf of her late husband Geoff Groube. We acknowledge and value the ongoing difference that our supporters make now and into the future. We will be expanding this innovative initiative, so that we can celebrate the lives of the many Opportunity supporters that have made such a generous contribution to the lives others.

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