Opportunity International Australia provides small loans to families in developing countries to help them start a business, earn an income and leave poverty behind. By helping a mother buy a sewing machine to start a tailoring business or a father buy seeds to plant a vegetable garden, small loans enable them to transform their lives, their children’s futures and their communities. With 98% of loans recycled, the impact continues year after year.
The Project AWARE Foundation is a global movement of scuba divers protecting our ocean planet - one dive at time. Focused on the critical issues of Sharks in Peril and Marine Debris, Project AWARE empowers thousands of divers in more than 180 countries to work together for a clean, healthy and abundant ocean planet.
Empower is a sustainable development organisation that enables rural entrepreneurs to build self-reliant communities. They empower communities to action a self derived vision for change through a broad network of local partnerships across a 5 year period of involvement. Community Banking (micro-finance), Access to Sustainable Technology (e.g. Off-grid Renewable Energy) and Capacity Building (E.g. Leadership. Entrepreneurship Agriculture) form key pillars in our holistic community-led approach. Empower currently have a focus on Malawi and Sri Lanka.
The Black Dog Institute is a world-leader in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder. The Institute's goal is to advance the understanding, diagnosis and management of the mood disorders by continuously raising clinical, research, education and training standards. In so doing, the Institute aims to improve the lives of those affected - and in turn - the lives of their families and friends.