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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My first 36 hours as a Field Support Officer in the Philippines

Mar 25

My first 36 hours as a Field Support Officer in the Philippines

Hello GR blog readers! We are excited to introduce you to Zena, who has just arrived and is making herself at home in the Philippines for the next year. Along with Jason and Zac, expect regular updates about her life overseas working as a Good Return Field Support Officer with our partner SECDEP. It’s been a whirlwind welcome to the Philippines, but 3 days in and...

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So what is a Social Performance Officer, anyway?

Mar 11

So what is a Social Performance Officer, anyway?

I recently spoke to a friend from London that I hadn’t caught up with for a while. “How have you been?” he asked, “how is your new job, what have you been up to?” As a relative newcomer to the Good Return team I’ve been asked these questions a lot by friends and family recently. More often than not, I struggle to find an answer; after all, the title...

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Thanks for supporting the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan

Feb 06

Thanks for supporting the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan

When the Philippines was devastated by Typhoon Haiyan late last year, we were overwhelmed by the generosity of Good Return supporters. With donations to our appeal totalling $18,200, the money has been put to work – with 100% of the funds going straight to the Philippines.  Over $16, 000 has been spent on food and supplies, $936 on project coordination and...

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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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Second update from the Philippines, post-typhoon Haiyan: 2,100 families helped

Nov 21

Second update from the Philippines, post-typhoon Haiyan: 2,100 families helped

Hi everyone, we’re pleased to provide you with another update from the Philippines. Gretchen, our Program Quality Lead, was on Skype yesterday with Luz, the Managing Director of SECDEP, our partner based on Panay Island. North-eastern Panay was hit particularly hard by Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda), with the Passi City and Sara branches having been...

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