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Everything you need to know about period poverty

by Opportunity International Australia

More than 800 million people menstruate daily. Yet, many women and girls lack knowledge or access to sanitary products to safely manage their periods. This universal experience has a name – period poverty.

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Meet Mark Daniels

by Opportunity International Australia

After leaving accounting, Mark Daniels wanted to use his skills for good. Today as Opportunity’s Asia Programs Director, he reflects on more than 20 years working with people living in poverty.

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Life in lockdown

by Opportunity International Australia

The COVID-19 lockdown for 1.3 billion people in India posed a very different situation than lockdown in Australia. Jessica Carter, our Asia Health Program Director—based in Hyderabad, India—explains.

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Better education for better health

by Taylor Deacon-King

A quality education will increase a child’s chance of living free from poverty. But it also means a child will lead a healthier life, writes Opportunity’s Program Officer, Taylor Deacon-King.

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Bridging India's healthcare gap

by Opportunity International Australia

Training women to work as Basic Care Providers in rural villages in India’s north, is bridging a massive gap between people living in poverty and the health care they desperately need.

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Poverty in a pandemic

by Opportunity International Australia

Coronavirus has spread through nearly every country. There is no vaccine. There is no cure. For families living in poverty—with limited access to savings and healthcare—the effects could be devastating.

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From the field: meet Jessica Carter

by Opportunity International Australia

Jessica Carter is passionate about making the world a better place. Originally from Sydney, today she's based in India, where she oversees Opportunity's health programs.

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Marce's wish for her children

by Opportunity International Australia

Life is tough for Marce on Rote Island, Indonesia. She worries constantly about how to afford her children’s education. But Marce is determined create a brighter future for her family.

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Update: Our COVID-19 response

by Meredith Scott

Health education is more important than ever before. Our community health leaders—initially trained through your support—are conducting preventive education sessions to help limit the spread of COVID-19.

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How you help women out of poverty

by Opportunity International Australia

Strong. Brave. Resilient. Each day women living in poverty work towards a brighter future for themselves and their families. Here are four ways you help women leave poverty behind.

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