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Gates Place Big Bet For The Future

by Stephanie Hristovska

In January, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation released their 2015 Annual Letter, and with it, a ‘big bet’ for the future.

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Australian Government Visits Opportunity's Work In…

by Meredith Downey

Michael Bergmann, a/g Assistant Secretary in the NGO and Volunteers Branch of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT), visited Opportunity International Australia's work in Manila, Philippines last month…

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Leave A Lasting Legacy

by Ant Clark

Leaving a bequest to Opportunity International Australia is a lasting legacy that can powerfully change the futures of mothers, their families and communities for generations to come.

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The Economics Of Enough: Learning From David Bussau

by Filiz Casey

As Australia Day nears, Filiz Casey shares what she has learnt from David Bussau's story - how it inspires us to live generously and shows us the value of economic empowerment.

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A Week In The Philippines

by Annie Crawford

When Annie Crawford, Opportunity Ambassador and founder of Can Too Foundation, visited the Philippines with Opportunity International Australia in 2014, she saw the value of little things.

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The MDGs: Where Are They Now?

by Stephanie Hristovska

With less than one year to go before the Millennium Development Goals reach their expiry date, what are the successes so far and the challenges still to be faced post-2015?

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What's The Best Gift You've Received?

by Stephanie Hristovska

A series of quotes from people living in poverty reflecting on how the gift of a small loan has made a big difference in their families' lives.

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Green Tea And Honey With Muhammad Yunus

by Jessica Carter

Opportunity International Australia's Proposal and Program Coordinator, Jessica Carter, tells us what she learned after meeting Muhammad Yunus on his recent visit to Sydney.

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Spotlight On A Volunteer

by Katarina Andre

Friday 5 December is International Volunteer Day. Communications Intern Katarina Andre, reflects on her journey encountering microfinance and the great value in volunteering her time and efforts for a…

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Something Bigger

by Opportunity International Australia

A piglet, a handloom and a cooking stall might not look like they have much in common, but thanks to the hard work and determination of families in need, they’re all items that can pave a pathway out…

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