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How Many New Businesses Could You Start This Week?

by Carden Calder

19 November marks Women's Entrepreneurship Day. Entrepreneur Carden Calder, reflects on how the occasional hand up helped her, and how the loans provided by Opportunity International Australia help change…

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How A Small Loan Changed Seema's Life

by Opportunity International Australia

Seema lives in a slum just outside Delhi in India. Every day she struggled to feed her five children. But in spite of her hardship, Seema faced every day with a smile so wide it made everyone who saw it…

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Starting A School With $200

by Kate Saunders

Just 20 minutes from the head office of Opportunity Bank Uganda in central Kampala, I am in a ute, bumping up and down along dusty, rocky, unsealed narrow roads to reach one of the most well-reputed primary…

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What Opportunity International's Vicki Escarra & Carly…

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Give A Hand Up, Not A Hand Out

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Cooking Up Change

by Stephanie Dobbin

This year’s Food for Thought campaign is coming to a close and we’ve been blown away by people’s creativity and determination to make a difference.

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Leave No One Behind

by Katarina Andre

Since 1990, extreme poverty rates have been cut in half – but 1 in 9 people still remain hungry every day. Friday 17 October marks the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

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Tackling the English Channel

by Ben Hutt

Ben Hutt is an inspirational Ambassador for Opportunity International Australia who recently swum the English Channel to raise much-needed funds for families living in poverty.

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Hot off the press: Insight Newsletter

by Benjamin Freeman

Have you had a chance to check out the latest edition of Insight? In this edition you can find out how families living in poverty are farming a future through small loans and also spend a day with a health…

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Country spotlight: India

by Katarina Andre

India is a bustling, vibrant country with a population of over 1.2 billion people. It’s one of the fastest growing economies in the world and home to some great wealth, and yet two in three of its families…

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