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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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Each for Equal

by Meredith Scott

This International Women's Day, CEO Meredith Scott reflects on the incredible women she’s met who are breaking the cycle of poverty.

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"My dreams are my children."

by Opportunity International Australia

From bus conductor to small business owner, Ujjawala is forging a path out of poverty for her daughters.

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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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