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Opportunity International Australia

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Position: Philanthropy Department

Email: opinfo@opportunity.org.au

Website: http://www.opportunity.org.au

Address

Level 11, 227 Elizabeth St

Sydney NSW 2000

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Our Mission / Objective

With more than 45 years’ experience, Opportunity International Australia gives families the tools they need to work their way out of poverty. For a family in a developing country struggling to survive, a small loan can help them build a business and earn a regular income with dignity and purpose. As businesses grow and employ others, 98% of loans are repaid and recycled, creating a ripple effect that reaches more and more people over time.

Leveraging the relationship-based distribution network our microfinance partners operate in, we supplement loans with community development solutions that address other barriers that often keep families in poverty. We help them live safe, healthy lives, send their children to school, ending poverty for generations to come.

Don’t fight poverty. End it.

 

Our Services

  • Microfinance: small loans to help families in poverty grow their own businesses, earn regular incomes and provide for their children – breaking the cycle of poverty. 98% of loans are repaid and recycled to help more and more families over time. 
  • Health: training local women as health leaders to teach their communities essential knowledge in health, nutrition and sanitation.
  • Education: providing school fee loans to enable families to educate their children and school leader loans to ensure better quality education is available in communities. 
  • Safety: domestic violence education initiatives and human trafficking prevention programs to help vulnerable families and communities stay safe.

 

Our Beneficiaries

  • Families living in poverty in developing countries
  • Currently focusing our work in India, Indonesia and Bangladesh
  • 94% of the people reached are women.

Projects in Progress

  • Microfinance: small loans to help families in poverty grow their own businesses, earn regular incomes and provide for their children – breaking the cycle of poverty. 98% of loans are repaid and recycled to help more and more families over time. 

 

  • Health: training local women as health leaders to teach their communities essential knowledge in health, nutrition and sanitation.

 

  • Education: providing school fee loans to enable families to educate their children and school leader loans to ensure better quality education is available in communities. 

 

  • Safety: domestic violence education initiatives and human trafficking prevention programs to help vulnerable families and communities stay safe.

Our People

CEO

Meredith Scott, Chief Executive Officer

Leadership Team

Please see the biographies of our Leadership Team by clicking the link.

Names of Board Members

Please see the biographies of our Board of Directors by clicking the link.

Registration Information

ABN

83 003 805 043

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to help us

Wills and Bequests

Find out more about leaving a gift in your will to the work of Opportunity International Australia here, or email giftinwills@opportunity.org.au 

 

General Donations

Opportunity gives families in developing countries the tools they need to work their way out of poverty so they can live safe, healthy lives, send their children to school and create a new future for generations to come. Help families leave poverty behind for good! All donations over $2 are tax-deductible. Donate here.

 

Other support

Work with us

Interested in working with Opportunity International Australia? 
Check out all employment opportunities here. 

Volunteer with us

Check out all our volunteer opportunities here.

Our Annual Reports

Our Mission / Objective

With more than 45 years’ experience, Opportunity International Australia gives families the tools they need to work their way out of poverty. For a family in a developing country struggling to survive, a small loan can help them build a business and earn a regular income with dignity and purpose. As businesses grow and employ others, 98% of loans are repaid and recycled, creating a ripple effect that reaches more and more people over time.

Leveraging the relationship-based distribution network our microfinance partners operate in, we supplement loans with community development solutions that address other barriers that often keep families in poverty. We help them live safe, healthy lives, send their children to school, ending poverty for generations to come.

Don’t fight poverty. End it.

 

Our Services

  • Microfinance: small loans to help families in poverty grow their own businesses, earn regular incomes and provide for their children – breaking the cycle of poverty. 98% of loans are repaid and recycled to help more and more families over time. 
  • Health: training local women as health leaders to teach their communities essential knowledge in health, nutrition and sanitation.
  • Education: providing school fee loans to enable families to educate their children and school leader loans to ensure better quality education is available in communities. 
  • Safety: domestic violence education initiatives and human trafficking prevention programs to help vulnerable families and communities stay safe.

 

Our Beneficiaries

  • Families living in poverty in developing countries
  • Currently focusing our work in India, Indonesia and Bangladesh
  • 94% of the people reached are women.

Projects in Progress

  • Microfinance: small loans to help families in poverty grow their own businesses, earn regular incomes and provide for their children – breaking the cycle of poverty. 98% of loans are repaid and recycled to help more and more families over time. 

 

  • Health: training local women as health leaders to teach their communities essential knowledge in health, nutrition and sanitation.

 

  • Education: providing school fee loans to enable families to educate their children and school leader loans to ensure better quality education is available in communities. 

 

  • Safety: domestic violence education initiatives and human trafficking prevention programs to help vulnerable families and communities stay safe.

Our People

CEO

Meredith Scott, Chief Executive Officer

Leadership Team

Please see the biographies of our Leadership Team by clicking the link.

Names of Board Members

Please see the biographies of our Board of Directors by clicking the link.

Registration Information

ABN

83 003 805 043

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to Help us

Wills and Bequests

Find out more about leaving a gift in your will to the work of Opportunity International Australia here, or email giftinwills@opportunity.org.au 

 

General Donations

Opportunity gives families in developing countries the tools they need to work their way out of poverty so they can live safe, healthy lives, send their children to school and create a new future for generations to come. Help families leave poverty behind for good! All donations over $2 are tax-deductible. Donate here.

 

Other support

Work with us

Interested in working with Opportunity International Australia? 
Check out all employment opportunities here. 

Volunteer with us

Check out all our volunteer opportunities here.

Our Annual Reports

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