Month of Microfinance!

Apr 16

Month of Microfinance!

April is the Month of Microfinance, a worldwide initiative to educate, build awareness and hold fundraising events for client-centred microfinance. It is a grassroots movement run by student organisations to learn about, challenge and evaluate microfinance practices through education and conversation. Objectives include forming a diverse learning community, fostering...

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One weekend down – Life in Iloilo

Apr 07

One weekend down – Life in Iloilo

I’ve successfully survived my first week and weekend in the Philippines! For those of you wondering what I have done this week and, more importantly, what I have spent my first weekend doing, read on. To start off with, I’ve had a crash course on transportation and walking in Iloilo city. That might not sound that exciting, but it is! The most unique experience...

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International Women’s Day at Wenona Girls School

Apr 03

International Women’s Day at Wenona Girls School

Our amazing volunteer Annika has recently had the opportunity to speak to students at her alma mater Wenona High School. This is what she had to say about it: The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is Ending Poverty for Women and Girls Through Economic Empowerment. I spoke about the contribution that Good Return was making, through microfinance and...

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Support a woman, transform a village

Mar 31

Support a woman, transform a village

January 2010 Shanti Giri, 40 year old mother of two, lives in Jhapa, Nepal. Her husband, Nir Bahadur Giri, is a farmer who works on his neighbour’s fields. They have little land of their own and their home is small and worn down. Despite long, laborious hours spent in the fields, they have little money and are barely able to manage their children’s school feels...

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‘Rebung’: the bamboo effect

Mar 13

‘Rebung’: the bamboo effect

Since it was launched in August 2012, the CUKK’s Rebung (low interest loan) has already had a major impact on working families in Indonesia. The word ‘Rebung’ means ‘bamboo shoot’. In using this term to describe their low interest loans, the CUKK reflects their desire to help the community “grow like strong bamboo.” The CUKK hopes that every person who...

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