Opportunity International Australia helps you give families living in poverty the tools they need to transform their lives, their children’s futures and their communities. As a company that gives small businesses a leg up, we feel a special affinity with Opportunity, who loan as little as $70 to individual people in more than 20 developing countries. These loans are used to start or expand a business, providing income for families, jobs for neighbours, and a safety net for the future. To date, Silver Chef Ltd. has helped over 500,000 people out of poverty. By 2020, our goal is to help 1.5 million people out of poverty.
Imagine struggling to find enough to eat, not being able to give your kids an education, getting sick from sleeping on a cold floor. This is reality for many of the world’s poor. For every $70 donated to Opportunity International Australia, a family can buy a sewing machine or vegetable seeds to start their own business and transform their lives, their children’s futures and their communities.
With 98% of loans repaid and then recycled, more and more families are helped over time.