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Action on Poverty

Contact

Name: Lisa Dowdall

Position: Communications, Marketing and Fundraising Manager

Email: lisa.dowdall@actiononpoverty.org

Website: https://actiononpoverty.org

Address

PO Box 12

Crows Nest NSW 1585

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Our Mission / Objective

Our Vision

For all people to transcend the injustice, indignity, and inequality of entrenched poverty.

Our Mission

To empower local changemakers to break the cycle of poverty in their communities.

Our Services

Action on Poverty empowers vulnerable communities across Africa, Asia and the Pacific to break the poverty cycle for good.

By helping people access clean water, nutritious food, health care, education and long-term incomes, we help communities transform themselves forever.

We believe in the power of connection – that the most sustainable way to drive change is to connect communities to opportunity, training and resources. This enables them to find their own long-term solutions to poverty. ​

We also empower Australians to take action on poverty. We believe that we cannot tackle this complex issue alone, and we strive to amplify our impact through strong partnerships with Australian organisations. By connecting them with our in-country partners, we build networks, share knowledge and pool resources to create lasting change.

Our Beneficiaries

Action on Poverty works with poor and marginalised communities in the following countries:

  • Vietnam
  • Cambodia
  • Bangladesh
  • Fiji
  • Kiribati
  • Solomon Islands
  • Timor-Leste
  • Ethiopia
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • Tanzania
  • Zimbabwe

Projects in Progress

Food Security

We help local farmers access quality seed and teach them sustainable farming techniques to grow nutritious foods for household consumption. We work with local farmers’ groups to increase productivity, improve food storage, address environmental challenges, and create nutritionally balanced meals so families can feed themselves.

Water and Sanitation

Our water and sanitation projects seek to build new water points, repair existing water points, and educate local water point committees about how to manage their water resources. We also educate communities about hygiene.

Livelihoods and Economic Empowerment

We offer training in livelihood models such as agriculture, tourism or basket weaving, and provide micro-loans so people can start a business. With these tools, families can develop long-term solutions to poverty.

Women are often the ones who spend increased household income on the whole family, especially children, and contribute the most to growing economies. That’s why we target women in poor communities by helping them to start businesses and become local leaders.

Health

We help vulnerable communities access affordable health care, focusing on clubfoot in Bangladesh, maternal health in Zimbabwe, aural health in Cambodia, and mosquito-borne disease in Vietnam.

Governance

By informing citizens of their rights and teaching them how to hold their governments to account, we empower poor communities to advocate for themselves. We use a wide range of social accountability tools and approaches. These are designed to bring citizens, government, academe and the private sector together on inclusive development projects that best meet the needs of the community.

Climate Change

Taking action on climate change is crucial for alleviating poverty. We help poor communities prepare for and adapt to climate change by offering training in new livelihoods that are less vulnerable to climate change, helping communities map climate change risks, and supporting the development of disaster risk and reduction plans.

Gender and Disability

Social inclusion is integral to all of our projects, whether it be a water point, kitchen garden or micro-finance group. Including minorities in decision-making processes provides better outcomes for the whole community. Social inclusion is often rooted in education, which helps people to identify and challenge stigmas, and gives the most vulnerable in the community access to life-changing opportunities.

We also hold gender awareness training for staff and partners, carry out gender assessments of projects, and adhere to an inclusive gender policy.

Our People

CEO

Brayden Howie, CEO

Leadership Team

Christine Murphy – International Programs Director

Christine Pollard – Finance Director

Names of Board Members

John Kell (Chair)

David Brett

Tim Lovitt

Angeline Low

Jeanneste Sutanto

Denis Wolff

Number of Employees

8

Number of Volunteers

6

Registration Information

ABN

42002568005

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to help us

Wills and Bequests

With a bequest to Action on Poverty, you’re leaving behind a life-changing legacy that will help future generations break the poverty cycle.

We understand that providing for family and loved ones comes first, but even a small gift can have a huge impact. We are grateful for every bequest, regardless of the size or type. Bequests ensure that we can continue our work long into the future.

Contact us for a confidential discussion about leaving a bequest, or view the Bequest Information Pack on our website.

General Donations

Your gift can help poor and vulnerable communities find their own long-term solutions to poverty. Together, we can help Ethiopian families grow nutritious foods, support women fleeing abuse and violence in Timor-Leste, fund business loans for women in Vietnam, and much more.

Visit our website to make a donation or contact us to discuss the impact your gift can make.

Other support

Fundraising

You can turn your passion into action by fundraising for us. From running the City2Surf to workplace giving, there are plenty of ways to help us raise awareness of poverty, and support our work with poor and vulnerable communities around the world. Contact us to find out more.

Shop With Us

Purchase an Entertainment Book Membership to support our life-changing work.

Work with us

Volunteer with us

Our Annual Reports

Our Mission / Objective

Our Vision

For all people to transcend the injustice, indignity, and inequality of entrenched poverty.

Our Mission

To empower local changemakers to break the cycle of poverty in their communities.

Our Services

Action on Poverty empowers vulnerable communities across Africa, Asia and the Pacific to break the poverty cycle for good.

By helping people access clean water, nutritious food, health care, education and long-term incomes, we help communities transform themselves forever.

We believe in the power of connection – that the most sustainable way to drive change is to connect communities to opportunity, training and resources. This enables them to find their own long-term solutions to poverty. ​

We also empower Australians to take action on poverty. We believe that we cannot tackle this complex issue alone, and we strive to amplify our impact through strong partnerships with Australian organisations. By connecting them with our in-country partners, we build networks, share knowledge and pool resources to create lasting change.

Our Beneficiaries

Action on Poverty works with poor and marginalised communities in the following countries:

  • Vietnam
  • Cambodia
  • Bangladesh
  • Fiji
  • Kiribati
  • Solomon Islands
  • Timor-Leste
  • Ethiopia
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • Tanzania
  • Zimbabwe

Projects in Progress

Food Security

We help local farmers access quality seed and teach them sustainable farming techniques to grow nutritious foods for household consumption. We work with local farmers’ groups to increase productivity, improve food storage, address environmental challenges, and create nutritionally balanced meals so families can feed themselves.

Water and Sanitation

Our water and sanitation projects seek to build new water points, repair existing water points, and educate local water point committees about how to manage their water resources. We also educate communities about hygiene.

Livelihoods and Economic Empowerment

We offer training in livelihood models such as agriculture, tourism or basket weaving, and provide micro-loans so people can start a business. With these tools, families can develop long-term solutions to poverty.

Women are often the ones who spend increased household income on the whole family, especially children, and contribute the most to growing economies. That’s why we target women in poor communities by helping them to start businesses and become local leaders.

Health

We help vulnerable communities access affordable health care, focusing on clubfoot in Bangladesh, maternal health in Zimbabwe, aural health in Cambodia, and mosquito-borne disease in Vietnam.

Governance

By informing citizens of their rights and teaching them how to hold their governments to account, we empower poor communities to advocate for themselves. We use a wide range of social accountability tools and approaches. These are designed to bring citizens, government, academe and the private sector together on inclusive development projects that best meet the needs of the community.

Climate Change

Taking action on climate change is crucial for alleviating poverty. We help poor communities prepare for and adapt to climate change by offering training in new livelihoods that are less vulnerable to climate change, helping communities map climate change risks, and supporting the development of disaster risk and reduction plans.

Gender and Disability

Social inclusion is integral to all of our projects, whether it be a water point, kitchen garden or micro-finance group. Including minorities in decision-making processes provides better outcomes for the whole community. Social inclusion is often rooted in education, which helps people to identify and challenge stigmas, and gives the most vulnerable in the community access to life-changing opportunities.

We also hold gender awareness training for staff and partners, carry out gender assessments of projects, and adhere to an inclusive gender policy.

Our People

CEO

Brayden Howie, CEO

Leadership Team

Christine Murphy – International Programs Director

Christine Pollard – Finance Director

Names of Board Members

John Kell (Chair)

David Brett

Tim Lovitt

Angeline Low

Jeanneste Sutanto

Denis Wolff

Number of Employees

8

Number of Volunteers

6

Registration Information

ABN

42002568005

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to Help us

Wills and Bequests

With a bequest to Action on Poverty, you’re leaving behind a life-changing legacy that will help future generations break the poverty cycle.

We understand that providing for family and loved ones comes first, but even a small gift can have a huge impact. We are grateful for every bequest, regardless of the size or type. Bequests ensure that we can continue our work long into the future.

Contact us for a confidential discussion about leaving a bequest, or view the Bequest Information Pack on our website.

General Donations

Your gift can help poor and vulnerable communities find their own long-term solutions to poverty. Together, we can help Ethiopian families grow nutritious foods, support women fleeing abuse and violence in Timor-Leste, fund business loans for women in Vietnam, and much more.

Visit our website to make a donation or contact us to discuss the impact your gift can make.

Other support

Fundraising

You can turn your passion into action by fundraising for us. From running the City2Surf to workplace giving, there are plenty of ways to help us raise awareness of poverty, and support our work with poor and vulnerable communities around the world. Contact us to find out more.

Shop With Us

Purchase an Entertainment Book Membership to support our life-changing work.

Work with us

Volunteer with us

Our Annual Reports

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