Your generous donation can help provide small loans to families in need so they can grow small businesses, earn regular incomes and free themselves from poverty.
By providing small loans to families through Opportunity International Australia, you can help them leave poverty behind. With a gift of $70 to buy a sewing machine or seeds to plant a vegetable farm, families are able to start their own business and transform their lives, their children's futures and their communities. With 99% of loans repaid and then recycled, your impact continues year after year.
Opportunity was founded in the 1970s by two businessmen, Australian entrepreneur David Bussau and American Al Whittaker. David was living in Indonesia, while Al was in Columbia. The local communities were poor, disempowered and lacking in hope. But David and Al recognised the clever business ideas of the local people who wanted to work but were too poor to access funding from formal financial institutions, and as a result, were without opportunity.