Controversial author Christopher Hitchens once said: “The cure for poverty has a name, in fact, it’s called the empowerment of women.”
This issue of Opportunity Magazine starts with the empowerment of a mother from Indonesia – Lydia. Her family is on the pathway out of poverty thanks to a hand up from someone like you. Read about our recent film trip to capture her inspiring story on page 4.
We also had the privilege of meeting with Stephanie Rice recently to hear about her Olympic experiences, entrepreneurship and why she’s supporting Women4Women India, Opportunity’s campaign to empower women as community health leaders in India. Turn to page 12 for her story.
It’s also that time of year when we share a global update on our work and how your support continues to make a difference. Our Global Impact Report for January-June 2016 is on page 8.
And don’t forget Anti-Poverty Week from 16-22 October. To mark the occasion, join me in continuing to empower families living in poverty with small loans by getting involved in the Great Australian Curry. Cook up a curry, share it with your friends and ask them to give so we can help more families in Asia transform their lives, their children’s futures and their communities.
We’re so grateful for your support!