Anti-Poverty Week 2014

Oct 17

Anti-Poverty Week 2014

This week is the 2014 Anti-Poverty Week. Poverty is devastating wherever it’s found: whether it be in Australia, the US, Africa or Asia. It exists in poor countries as well as rich, generally affecting the most disadvantaged and vulnerable. Across the globe, at least 80% of humanity lives on less than $10 a day. However, one region houses a disproportionate...

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Uplifting the Poor: Endings and beginnings of Nepalese partnerships

Jun 12

Uplifting the Poor:  Endings and beginnings of Nepalese partnerships

After a successful four year partnership, Good Return and Nirdhan Utthan Bank (NUBL) have amicably agreed to end our interest free loan program. Nirdhan Utthan’s name translates to “bank for the upliftment of the poor,” and in this spirit we hope to work together on a less formal basis, as we continue our mission of helping rural families escape a life of...

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Challenging statistics on gender equality, even in Australia

Mar 19

Challenging statistics on gender equality, even in Australia

One of our favourite yearly traditions are our International Women’s Day breakfasts hosted in partnership with Clayton Utz. This year we were fortunate to have Avril Henry, HR consultant as our keynote speaker and Kate Jordan, Partner in Charge of Clayton Utz Sydney as our special guest. We wanted to share these challenging statistics about gender equality in...

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Hear from the travellers who have joined our Trek to End Poverty

Dec 12

Hear from the travellers who have joined our Trek to End Poverty

Richard and Julia are two of the participants on our upcoming Trek to End Poverty to the Philippines in March 2014. We’re very pleased to share their stories with you! Interview with Richard What inspired you to take on the Good Return Trek to End Poverty 2014? I’ve been a very keen supporter of Good Return since first hearing about micro-financing in June...

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Meet Mrs Mao Rin, Savings Course Graduate!

Dec 06

Meet Mrs Mao Rin, Savings Course Graduate!

Mrs Mao Rin (41) has just received a certificate for completing a Good Return Savings course which will help her manage her loan. After dropping out of primary school in year 5, Rin says that she can “read and write only a little.” Now a mother of three, two of her children have had similar educational experiences. Her eldest child, now 22, was forced to drop out...

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