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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First impressions: An FSO in Fiji

Apr 04

First impressions: An FSO in Fiji

Bula! My name is Esther, and I have just joined the Good Return team as the Field Support Officer (FSO) for Fiji. I’ll be keeping you updated with my life in Suva and work with Good Return’s Fijian partner organization South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) over the next 12 months. My first lesson about Fiji started before I arrived, when it took 6 weeks...

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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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Welcome to Cambodia

Mar 17

Welcome to Cambodia

Hello Good Return blog readers! We are very excited to introduce Jason to you, who is one of four new volunteers representing us in the countries where we work. Jason has just arrived in Cambodia. You will be hearing from the other volunteers as they arrive in Fiji and the Philippines in the upcoming weeks. It’s been three days since I landed in Cambodia and I...

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Welcome to the Kingdom!

Feb 25

Welcome to the Kingdom!

Hello Good Return blog readers! We are very excited to introduce Zac to you, who is one of four new volunteers representing us in the countries where we work. Zac has just arrived in Tonga. You will be hearing from the other volunteers as they arrive in Cambodia, Fiji, and the Philippines in the upcoming weeks. Malo e lelei, So I’ve just uprooted my life in Sydney,...

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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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