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Helping Refugees to Thrive

Wendy Williams, Monday, 27th February 2017 -  Mahir Momand is the founding CEO of Thrive, a new microfinance business aimed at helping refugees in Australia. He is this week’s Changemaker. Not-for-profit organisation Thrive

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An Opportunity for Women to Help Themselves

Wendy Williams, Monday, 26th September 2016 -  Kristina Keneally is a former premier of NSW and an ambassador for Not for Profit Opportunity International Australia, which helps provide microfinance and other support services

Women Living in Poverty Celebrated as Entrepreneurs

Wendy Williams, Monday, 22nd August 2016 -  The entrepreneurship of hundreds of thousands of women living in poverty has been celebrated as part of World Entrepreneurs’ Day. Not for Profit Opportunity International Australia

Vic Budget Supports Microfinance Program

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 7th May 2015 -  The Victorian Budget has continued its investment in Good Shepherd Microfinance, one of Australia’s largest microfinance organisations, and its National Australia Bank…

Financial Inclusion Critical for Economic Growth – NFP Report

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 19th June 2014 -  If just 7 per cent of financially disadvantaged Australians were able to improve their wealth position, the nation’s annual gross domestic product (GDP) could increase by…

How Microfinance Can Offer a Multiple Return

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 3rd September 2013 -  Good Return is working hard to live up to its name. Established by World Education Australia in 2009, Good Return specialises in providing microfinance and financial education to…

Call for Greater Corporate ‘Social’ Focus

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 21st August 2013 -  A microfinance provider has called on Australian companies to embrace the business benefits of an increased social focus and to start thinking of social practices as far more than…

Addressing Insurance for Low Income Australians

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 11th April 2013 -  A new discussion paper calling on government, insurers and the community sector to work together to provide insurance cover for Australians living on low incomes has been released.…

International Executive Joins Microfinance Board

Staff Reporter, Friday, 15th March 2013 -  Microfinance organisation, Opportunity International Australia, has announced the appointment of Suzanne Ardagh to the company’s Board of Directors. OIA describes Ardagh…

Microfinance Pilot Funding Extended

Staff Reporter, Friday, 8th February 2013 -  The Federal Government has committed $448,800 to community development finance in Australia, signing a contract extending its Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI)…

Microfinance Boost for Disadvantaged

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 12th December 2012 - 
‘Count Me In’ – the audience declares their commitment to the five goals of the Strategic Plan and financial inclusion.
Picture: Ben Swinnerton
 
The Federal…

Aussie Microfinance Milestone

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 25th September 2012 -  A milestone 50,000 Australians under financial stress have been assisted by microfinance schemes across the country, according to an annual assessment. The No Interest Loan Scheme,…
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