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World news on poverty – learn about innovative global initiatives that are empowering people in developing countries and changing the world.

The Macro on Micro(finance): Part 2

by Opportunity International Australia

In this second instalment on Microfinance, Opportunity’s Asia Programs Director, Mark Daniels, explores the changing nature of microfinance and the challenges that lie ahead.

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The Macro on Micro(finance): Part 1

by Opportunity International Australia

Microfinance is a complex humanitarian intervention. Here Mark Daniels, Opportunity International Australia’s Asia Programs Director, explains how it helps those living in poverty.

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Giving a 'Can Too' attitude to Opportunity

by Veronika Peters

“Philanthropy has given us a whole new dimension to life... It's all about the human connection,” said Annie Crawford, founder of Can Too and long-term supporter of Opportunity.

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Is ending poverty possible?

by Opportunity International Australia

In 2018, Opportunity International Australia adopted a new tag line: ‘Don’t fight poverty. End it.’ The line came from a fundraising appeal several years ago, but the idea stuck. It resonated. The…

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Small loans, big changes: Changing the stigma of menstrual…

by Opportunity International Australia

Bebi Devi was married before her first period. Now working as a health leader (known officially as a Community Health Facilitator), Bebi teaches women and girls in local villages about menstrual hygiene…

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Making a Flavourful Impact: Meet AYAM

by Opportunity International Australia

"We believe it’s important that we contribute towards putting an end to poverty.” We love having iconic Asian food brand AYAM™ support our Great Australian Curry campaign. We asked AYAM’s™ Linda…

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Meet the Gondane Family

by Opportunity International Australia

Sikander, Sindhu, and their five daughters – Ruchika (26), Ruzail (24), Komal (23), Khushi (17), and Suhani (13). Sindhu and Sikander live with their five daughters in Nagpur, India. They took their…

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The Man Who Likes People

by Matthew Smeal, National Communications Manager

In 2019, Dr Timothy Wright will step down as headmaster of the exclusive Shore school, a position he has held since 2003. Something he will step up to is philanthropy, specifically as a council member…

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The Power of a Movement

by Veronika Peters, Chief Philanthropy Officer

Do I genuinely think that ending poverty is possible? Yes, I do. And interestingly, so does the UN.

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Breaking the cycle of extreme poverty

by Opportunity International Australia

It’s a warm, humid day near the top of a hill in Pampanga, on the Philippine island of Luzon. Nanny Bonna is visibly upset as she recounts the anguish of having her children not attend school. “All…

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