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Prayer for the Marginalised

by Meredith Scott

At the Sydney Prayer Breakfast, CEO Meredith Scott offered this prayer for our city, our country, and our world. As part of the Opportunity community, this is also our prayer for you. Dear LordWe come…

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Two exceptional business leaders take the reins at…

by Opportunity International Australia

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…

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What mums give to the world

by Claudia Brooks

As a kid, Mother’s Day to me meant overflowing shopping centres and supermarkets filled with chocolates and flowers and balloons. It was frantic fathers ferrying kids around in search of that perfect…

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Why does it matter that 1.7B adults remain ‘unbanked’?

by Robert Dunn, Global Executive Director, Opportunity International

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…

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by Liz McCoy

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…

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Opportunity partner in India honoured with prestigious…

by Opportunity International Australia

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’…

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Education a key to empowering women and girls

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Using Enterprise as a Force for Good: Why I’ve Joined…

by Tom Perfrement, Opportunity International Australia Ambassador

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…

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Education a powerful tool to help women and girls break…

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Empowering women and girls through education

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