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

The power of digital finance in a pandemic

by Opportunity International Australia

Accessing financial services is one of the biggest challenges for people living in poverty. As we move towards an increasingly digitalised world how do we ensure they aren’t left behind?

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Gender-based violence: "The Shadow Pandemic"

by Opportunity International Australia

For every three months of lockdown due to COVID-19, an estimated 15 million people—mostly women and girls—have suffered from gender-based violence, globally.

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Independent study shows the success of EduFinance loans…

by Opportunity International Australia

A recent study conducted by the University of Chicago’s Center for RISC in partnership with Opportunity, shows the importance of the EduFinance Program to improve educational outcomes for children.

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Turning tempeh into opportunity

by Opportunity International Australia

Before Asria started her tempeh business, she worked in the paddy fields as a rice grinder – tough, physical work. Her earnings weren’t always enough to meet the needs of her four children.

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Why are you so passionate about Opportunity?

by Opportunity International Australia

The entire world has been touched by COVID-19, but those living in poverty have been disproportionately affected. We asked our Board why they’re so passionate about Opportunity International Australia.

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Closing the gender gap

by Opportunity International Australia

Women earn less, own less and learn less than men. For women living in poverty, their ability to save and borrow is further limited. So how can microfinance help close the gender gap and improve lives?

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Heni grows a better life

by Opportunity International Australia

Each day Heni carefully tends to her garden where she grows an assortment of fruits and vegetables with one fruit proving to be espeically popular.

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For the love of entrepreneurs

by Veronika Peters

Opportunity’s Veronika Peters talked with Allan English, founder of SilverChef, about the state of the world, his journey as an entrepreneur and his passion to empower other entrepreneurs.

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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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