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Students raising money through The Opportunity Challenge

by Opportunity International Australia

The Opportunity Challenge is an innovative fundraising challenge aimed at school students to empower and educate them about fighting global poverty.

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Bangladesh Health Leaders teaching invaluable lessons

by Opportunity International Australia

In 2021, 550 new Health Leaders were trained in Bangladesh through our health programs, serving more than 120,000 people. Here are some of the women and their daughters' stories.

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Jasmine's business venture with cows and goats

by Opportunity International Australia

Jasmine and her husband Mamad live in a small village in the west of India. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, they lost their jobs and had no other source of income.

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Vandana's creating spice for a better life

by Opportunity International Australia

Vandana and her husband Pawan run a spice shop, flour mill and mustard seed oil refinery in their village in India – three businesses they kickstarted with an initial small loan a few years back.

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Meet Bindu: From one small loan to owning a small business

by Opportunity International Australia

$300 — that's all it took for Bindu, a dedicated wife and mother in India, to buy the raw materials she needed to start her own broom-making business.

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2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours for Opportunity community

by Opportunity International Australia

Opportunity International Australia congratulates three recipients of the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours.

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New study highlights quality of life benefits of Microfinance

by Opportunity International Australia

A ground-breaking new study shows that Opportunity clients benefit from increased quality of life, improved healthcare, education and nutrition.

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Selvi's Story: Overcoming COVID-19 misinformation

by Opportunity International Australia

Selvi is 52 and lives with her two children in a rural area where she runs a small tailoring business that she was able to start with a small loan.

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One year on from India’s COVID-19 crisis

by Opportunity International Australia

In May 2021, India became the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic, recording over 400,000 daily cases and making headlines around the world as the Delta variant and a wide-reaching health crisis unfolded.

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Opportunity’s response to climate change

by Opportunity International Australia

The global poverty agenda in 2021 was dominated by two of the biggest challenges our clients will ever face: the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change.

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