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Growing fruit on other people’s trees - Happy birthday…

by Opportunity International Australia

Something troubling has been left out of Opportunity International Australia’s historical narrative. On his 80th birthday, founder David Bussau explains that yes, there is more to it.

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Faith, leadership and philanthropy through the generations

by Veronika Peters

Veronika Peters, Opportunity’s Chief Philanthropy Officer, met with Paul McClintock and his daughter Claire to talk about faith, leadership, and philanthropy.

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Climate change and poverty – ‘Inseparably intertwined’

by Opportunity International Australia

Poverty is more than a lack of income. Factors like climate change impact poverty levels, resilience, and the ability to move into a sustainable livelihood.

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Opportunity's microfinance partners respond to COVID-19

by Opportunity International Australia

Opportunity’s microfinance partners have introduced new initiatives in response to coronavirus and to support families living in poverty during this time.

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Breaking the cycle of poverty

by Opportunity International Australia

Growing up in Oebelo, Indonesia, Marta’s family depended on income from selling salt to meet their daily needs. Today, the business is growing and Marta is working hard to break the poverty cycle.

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Sangeeta's sewing success

by Opportunity International Australia

“This is my dream, to help women who are in need by giving them work in my shop.” Thanks to a small loan, Sangeeta’s dream of starting her own tailoring business came true.

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The power of digital finance in a pandemic

by Opportunity International Australia

Accessing financial services is one of the biggest challenges for people living in poverty. As we move towards an increasingly digitalised world how do we ensure they aren’t left behind?

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Gender-based violence: "The Shadow Pandemic"

by Opportunity International Australia

For every three months of lockdown due to COVID-19, an estimated 15 million people—mostly women and girls—have suffered from gender-based violence, globally.

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University study links Opportunity’s School Improvement…

by Opportunity International Australia

A recent study conducted by the University of Chicago’s Center for RISC in partnership with Opportunity, shows the importance of the EduFinance Program to improve educational outcomes for children.

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Turning tempeh into opportunity

by Opportunity International Australia

Before Asria started her tempeh business, she worked in the paddy fields as a rice grinder – tough, physical work. Her earnings weren’t always enough to meet the needs of her four children.

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