After a two-year hiatus, Opportunity International Australia’s signature fundraising event, the Great Australian Curry, is back!
This September, Opportunity invites all Australians to share a curry with friends and raise much-needed funds to help families in Asia leave poverty behind. The Great Australian Curry is all about fun, food and making an impact.
Close to 1 in 4 people around the world live in poverty – a reality that has only been made worse by the impact of COVID-19. Many of these people live right on our doorstep in Asia – a region that is also home to many incredible curries – from the korma curry of India to the rendang of Malaysia. You can celebrate the vibrancy of these countries while also helping families in need.
By raising money for Opportunity, you will be helping women like Vandana leave poverty behind. Vandana and her husband Pawan struggled to survive, earning just $6 a day, barely enough to feed them and their two children.
Vandana received a small loan from one of Opportunity’s partners in India, and now runs a spice shop, flour mill and mustard seed refinery in her village. The family is able to send their children to school, and can also afford more regular, nutritious meals. Their favourite dinner is kadhi (a curry-like dish made with yoghurt), served with roti, and sometimes even kheer (rice pudding) for dessert.
“Whether at home, or in your favourite restaurant, The Great Australian Curry is a fantastic event to encourage us all to give generously to help families in need, whilst enjoying a delicious curry together,” said Scott Walters, Chief Executive Officer of Opportunity International Australia.
You will find all the resources needed such as posters, social media tools, curry recipes and more on the website. Gather your friends, enjoy a delicious curry, and make an impact this September!
By participating in the Great Australian Curry you can help women like Vandana whilst enjoying a delicious meal with friends, family or workmates. You can host your own curry event by registering at www.greataustraliancurry.org.au.