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Tomorrow we celebrate the United Nations day for microenterprises, small businesses run locally by entrepreneurs in developing countries using microfinance loans. The UN calls them, “The first responders…Read More
In a world where we’re more connected than ever through technology and social media, we feel more disconnected, more alone, than ever before. I see it every weekend when I work as a nurse in a busy emergency…Read More
Two outstanding business leaders—Joanna White and Meredith Scott—have taken the reins at Opportunity International Australia. Joanna White, Managing Director of Business Lending at the Commonwealth…Read More
The latest World Bank report on financial inclusion reveals the number of people in developing countries who have a bank account is on the rise, but 1.7 billion adults are still ‘unbanked’, with women…Read More
Opportunity International Australia is delighted to announce that one of our microfinance partners in India, Sambandh Finserve Pvt Ltd, was honoured with the ‘Microfinance Organisation of the Year Award’…Read More
The next time your disgruntlement with modern day consumerist culture boils over, simply remind yourself that we can use capitalism as a force for good. In a world often relying on government solutions…Read More