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Meeting Challenge with Courage: Our 2020 Annual Review

by Meredith Scott

Our 2020 Annual Review digs deep beneath the surface to recap a year of grace under pressure, courage under the most extreme of circumstances and resilience in the face of almost overwhelming odds.

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UPDATE: Our response to India's second COVID-19 wave

by Meredith Scott

The news that's coming out of India is terrifying, and we're using a four-stage approach to address the urgent needs of families and communities affected.

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One disease away from losing everything

by Opportunity International Australia

This International World Health Day, the explicit link between health and financial inclusion in reducing poverty has never been more evident.

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How green loans grow a sustainable future

by Opportunity International Australia

Small loans change lives, and now they can build a sustainable future through green businesses.

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The Pink Pandemic: How COVID-19 is doubling down on…

by Meredith Scott

As the pandemic continues, women, along with micro and small enterprises, are among the hardest hit.

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A Day in the Life of India's Domestic Violence Counsellors

by Opportunity International Australia

Follow a day in the life of Kavitha Krishnaraj, Senior Counsellor at Operation PeaceMaker, following her work to intercede on behalf of women in communities across India, bringing safety and justice.

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Marmalade for Microfinance

by Opportunity International Australia

From small jars of preserves, big change can occur. Chief Philanthropy Officer, Veronika Peters, sat down with Kirsty Munro to talk parenting, philanthropy, and how to balance both.

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Top stories from a not-so-top year

by Opportunity International Australia

In a year that has left the whole world reeling, you’ve made a massive difference for people living in poverty. Here are just some of the stories that highlight the work that you support.

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How sheep can fund a child's education

by Opportunity International Australia

Parbahati has been herding sheep for six years, with the income allowing her two sons to finish her dream of a full education and even, joining the airforce.

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Fighting COVID-19 one year on

by Opportunity International Australia

Healing Fields Foundation Gayathri Prashanth spoke to Opportunity about how India is coping with COVID-19 a year after the first recorded cases.

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