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Christie’s supports entrepreneurs all over Australia and this is why we also choose to support microentrepreneurs in Varanassi, India.
Every new member of the Christie community will help provide a microloan to a family each year, allowing them to grow their great ideas and end hunger and poverty through sustainable business opportunities within their own communities.
For a family in a developing country who can’t afford the basics, this investment in their future can transform lives for generations. A microloan given to a mother and her family living in poverty can transform their lives, allowing them to use the small loan to buy an item like a sewing machine and build a business.
Working together with Opportunity International Australia as our partners, gives us the opportunity to give back and make an effective and sustainable difference in the lives of thousands of people.
Our goal as a community is to impact the lives of 20,200 people by the year 2020.
When you become a member of Christie Spaces you are not only finding a space to grow your business but helping to fund micro-finance loans to kick-start enterprise and create a positive change in the world.
Thank you for your support.
HOW IT WORKS
WORK together. Change a LIFE. FREEDOM from hunger & poverty.
Every new Christie’s member
will help provide a microloan
to a family each year,
giving them a hand up out
OUR IMPACT GOAL
Our mission as a community is to create opportunity through business.
Loan Use: Bought buffaloes to milk and use in farming
Panchratni and her family were relying on the sole income of her husband Ajay’s work in the fields, but it wasn’t enough to feed their children regular meals. When Panchratni learned about the possibility of receiving a small loan, she saw the chance to transform her family’s future.
With a microloan she purchased some buffaloes, using the livestock in the field to farm rice and wheat. She also milked them, understanding that she could sell the milk for an additional income.
Opportunity Client Panchratni’s life has now changed immensely for Panchratni and her six children; “We have been able to feed our children and also eat ourselves!” she says. Now earning between Rs.500-1,000 (A$9.40-A$18.70) a day, she has even been able to use her income to start up a savings and pension account.
Panchratni is excited that she is able to help her children receive a good education. “I want my children to study so they can decide what they want to do. One of my daughters, Kajal, wants to be a teacher.”
Mothers want what’s best for their families. By being a part of the Christie community you are helping other mothers like Panchratni transform their families’ lives for the better and provide their children with the opportunity to receive a good education.
Find out more about our giving partner OPPORTUNITY INTERNATIONAL
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