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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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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Women Microentrepreneurs Celebrated in Fiji

Feb 19

Women Microentrepreneurs Celebrated in Fiji

“It is indeed a great honor for me, and to earn money and make a profit in business requires a lot of dedication, discipline and determination.” – Asenaca Qalilawa In a fitting end to the Pacific Microfinance Week 2013 conference last October, women from across Fiji gathered in Nadi to celebrate their achievements during the inaugural Fiji Microfinance...

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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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Dec 3 is #GivingTuesday!

Dec 02

Dec 3 is #GivingTuesday!

Have you heard of Giving Tuesday? If you haven’t… you have now. Imagine a single day where people from all across Australia rally together to give back on a local and global scale. That’s what Giving Tuesday is all about. It’s a call to action that, with enough support, will change lives and make history. This year, on Tuesday 3 December, we are celebrating a...

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4th annual Pacific Microfinance Week in Fiji

Oct 30

4th annual Pacific Microfinance Week in Fiji

Building effective, efficient and sustainable microfinance services in the Pacific The 4th annual Pacific Microfinance Week was last week in Nadi, Fiji. Pacific Microfinance Week (PMW) is the region’s most comprehensive platform for Pacific financial sector stakeholders to share knowledge, build skills and improve services to better suit the needs of clients in...

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