“A microfinance loan in the hands of a woman and creator, is the beginning of her own small business, of her freedom, and the sustainable lift of her family and community out of poverty”

How do we fight global poverty?

We wanted to choose a smart, scalable and sustainable way to end poverty, which is why we work to provide small loans to families living in extreme poverty in the Asia-Pacific.

We work with a

values aligned Project Partner

We work with Opportunity International Australia, who turn our raised funds into microfinance loans, and on the ground support to mothers living in rural Indonesia.

In Indonesia, two in three people live on less than US$2.50 a day. Families living in rural and remote areas are often the poorest. Many of them struggle to access shelter, healthcare, education and essential services, hindering their ability to leave poverty behind. 

We support women who mean business : Mothers

Mothers are the epicentre of communities and by supporting them, we can ensure brighter futures for themselves, their families and their community. 

We love that over 95% of the entrepreneurs we work with are women – meaning together, we can directly support those who would otherwise struggle to access affordable financial services and become community leaders. 

We harness the power of


These loans - on average around $100 - give families the ability to purchase the tools they need to start or grow their own source of income.


Some use the funds to purchase a sewing machine or material to start a tailoring business, others on bulk goods which they resell for a profit, and others on animals, like chickens or cows, that can provide food items to sell.


And once their business is up and running, these families pay back their loans.


This not only gives the families a sense of dignity and treats them like a real client, it allows the same funds to be recycled and directed to other families in need. 

The Mothers

Rote Island, Indoensia. Marce prepares h
Meet Marce
Rote Island, Indonesia, Heni stands next
Meet Heni
Rote Island, Indonesia. Oktavin and her
Meet Oktavin

All stories and images provided by our project partner Opportunity International Australia

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