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Pivoting in the pandemic: how small businesses are…

by Opportunity International Australia

In a year that has been punishing for business owners around the world, it’s those living in poverty whose livelihoods are most affected by illness, lockdowns, travel restrictions, and forced closures.

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Farewell Meredith Scott from the Opportunity team

by Opportunity International Australia

This month, we farewell our CEO Meredith Scott, a woman of enormous capacity who accomplished in three years what others might attempt over a decade.

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Holding a light to the pandemic's dark side

by Opportunity International Australia

An immediate rise in reports of domestic violence and human trafficking since lockdowns in India has meant swift innovation in the way we protect girls and women.

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Getting girls back to school

by Opportunity International Australia

Of the children whose schooling was interrupted by COVID-19, it’s emerging that girls are among the hardest hit. Of those who haven’t returned in Pakistan, 60 per cent are girls.

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The quiet satisfaction of giving

by Opportunity International Australia

Retired medical specialist and founding Opportunity Ambassador, Dr Ian Airey OAM, reflects on philanthropy, which causes to support, and his philosophy that has guided 20 years of giving.

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How digital tools are helping entrepreneurs survive

by Opportunity International Australia

Now, more than ever, digital technologies are helping entrepreneurs across the world overcome restrictions on face-to-face business says Opportunity Board member, Andy Jamieson.

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CEO Announcement from Opportunity

by Opportunity International Australia

The entire Board of Opportunity is delighted to announce that Scott Walters has been appointed as its Chief Executive Officer, with effect from 5 July 2021.

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Connecting our work to Sustainable Development Goals…

by Opportunity International Australia

Opportunity is committed to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a broad set of ambitious shared aspirations set out by the United Nations to achieve a better, more sustainable future for us all.

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How Indonesian communities are innovating during COVID-19

by Opportunity International Australia

Opportunity’s network of trusted microfinance partners are working tirelessly to help millions of families in Indonesia onto pathways out of poverty, even through a global pandemic.

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WATCH: COVID-19 Field Briefing

by Opportunity International Australia

Hear the latest developments from our program directors on the impact of COVID-19 in India and Indonesia, what we're hearing from our partners and how we're responding to the unfolding crisis.

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