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New microfinance organisation to support women on low incomes

Ruby Kraner-Tucci, Friday, 9th September 2022 -  New Australian program from microfinance operation Grameen to support low income earners with an entrepreneurial spirit. Improving women’s participation in the workforce was

Coronavirus leaves more people vulnerable to loan sharks and high-risk sources of credit

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 9th September 2020 -  In response, Good Shepherd Microfinance has launched a new no interest loans scheme to help people during the coronavirus crisis  With many struggling to make ends meet during the

How a microfinance group could be the key to helping Australia build back better

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 29th July 2020 -  Global microfinance group Grameen has set up shop in Australia at a time when vulnerable people are facing more uncertainty than ever before. Pro Bono News sat down with the organisation’s

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.…
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