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

Finding a needle in a haystack

by Opportunity International Australia

In August 2018, the Indian state of Kerala endured the worst flooding in a century. Around 500 people lost their lives while more than 1 million were evacuated from their homes. They returned to widespread…

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Three minutes

by Jessica Carter

What did you do in the last three minutes? Chat to a friend? Scroll Instagram? Eat some lunch? Do you know what else happened? A girl was sold in India. And in the next three minutes, another girl will…

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My Choices: Building Strong Women and Good Fathers

by Elca Grobler

In India, more than 40 per cent of women face domestic violence. We can teach financial literacy, but if the husband takes away that money or if the women is abused every night, the place they need the…

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What I saw

by Jemma Holden

I assumed I’d find the intense poverty and the harsh daily conditions these villagers live in striking and bitter. Although this was certainly the case, I was surprised that one of the main sentiments…

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From Bohemian Rhapsody to ending world poverty

by Veronika Peters, Chief Philanthropy Officer

Live Aid showed me how a bunch of idealists and visionaries could gather together, combine their skills, their strengths and resources, and speak for those without a voice – and mobilise global resources…

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Why girls?

by Opportunity International Australia

Today, women make up more than two-thirds of the world's 796 million illiterate people. But what difference can an education make for girls in poverty?

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The importance of health

by Siri Wrigley

Spending a week in the rural areas of north India helped me see that women—with little previous education or experience—can solve multiple health problems and help their communities become stronger.

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The changing climate of poverty

by Opportunity International Australia

How does climate change impact people in poverty? This World Environment Day, Opportunity's Global Impact Director, Calum Scott, discusses the relationship between climate change and ending poverty.

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Fishing for Success

by Opportunity International Australia

Opportunity is now reaching 1,000,000 people in Indonesia with life-changing small loans. This has grown from only 30,000 people just six years ago – a testament to the commitment of our partners, the…

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Survive to Thrive

by Opportunity International Australia

How important is health? In honour of World Health Day, Opportunity's Asia Health Director, Jess Carter, talked to National Communication Manager Matthew Smeal about the importance of running health programs…

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