You can help a family living in poverty start a small business so they can earn an income and afford food, clean water, proper shelter and an education for their children. Through Opportunity International Australia, you can make a difference in the lives of families in developing countries by providing them with access to small loans (microfinance) and community development programs, helping them break the cycle of poverty for good.
Want to see how your support can change lives? Conchita, from a rural village in the Philippines, has used small loans to establish a small variety stall and purchase land to use for farming. Watch the video or read her story here.
Blog: How community health facilitators are changing healthcare in India
Diarrhoeal disease, caused by poor sanitation and drinking contaminated water, is the second leading cause of death in children under five years old. Yet, the reality is that the majority of common illnesses like this are preventable. Last year, Opportunity Ambassador Jessica Anderson visited one of Opportunity’s community development initiatives that have been introduced to make statistics like these a thing of the past. The Community Health Facilitators program educates women throughout India’s disadvantaged areas in illness prevention, nutrition and basic health treatment, so that they can go on to train their communities in basic healthcare.