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

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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Why Women?

by Opportunity International Australia

"This shop belongs to me!" As a female business owner, Anjali is part of the majority of Opportunity’s small loan recipients—over 95 percent are female. It’s a huge percentage, and one that stands…

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Panchfula's Pappadums

by Opportunity International Australia

Panchafula started her pappadum business in the kitchen area of her home – a space no larger than a single square metre, located directly beside the sleeping mat where her entire family slept each night.…

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Balancing for Better

by Meredith Scott

Like a vast number of professional women in the developed world, I have never felt that my life was threatened, my wealth was not in my control, nor that I would not be listened to on important matters.…

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Empowerment: My Duty

by Meredith Scott

Thousands of women in colourful saris forming a human chain. It’s a powerful image, and one that dominated our screens last week. The press reported the human chain was up to 620km in length, and may…

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Microfinance helping 1 billion people end poverty

by Opportunity International Australia

Opportunity International Australia says Anti-Poverty Week (14-20 October) is a timely reminder of the scale of global poverty and the way it impacts the lives of millions of families in developing countries.

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