Action on Poverty Blog

Growing moringa trees for food security

Nov. 8, 2017

Fidelia, a mother of five, worried about her children's nutrition during the hungry season. Now she grows Moringa trees that help sustain them throughout the year. 

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Treating clubfoot with Walk for Life

Nov. 14, 2017

Fahim is one of the over 4,000 children born with clubfoot every year in Bangladesh. With the help of our programs, he is able to have a full life, free from the stigma that surrounds those who suffer from clubfoot. 

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Empowering local voices in the Solomon Islands

Oct. 31, 2017

Julie, a member of her local Village Advocacy Committee, noticed that men were making all of the important planning decisions. With training Julie gained the confidence to voice her opinions and help other women do the same.

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Clean water and security for sisters with albinism

Oct. 26, 2017

Eneless and Onisha, born with albinism, used to face abduction and murder on their journey to get clean drinking water. With a well now close to their home, they can access water without fear.

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Thao turns her family's fortunes around

Sep 25, 2017

Thao and her husband Huu run a beautiful homestay in picturesque Ke village in north Vietnam. But just a couple of years ago, Thao was earning less than $2 a day, working far from home and her baby daughter.

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Lotus graduates from partner program

Sep 11, 2017

We've helped Lotus Outreach International offer scholarships to hundreds of girls in Cambodia who are at risk of dropping out of school. As our partnership comes to a close, we’re excited to see Lotus take their work even further.

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Blue Dragon's roaring success

Sep 11, 2017

We're proud to have helped Blue Dragon Children's Foundation in Vietnam rescue hundreds of trafficked children. Find out what's next for our graduating partner.

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Mr Le's Fast-growing Fruit Co-op

Aug 14, 2017

Mr Le is a soursop farmer in the Mekong Delta hoping to find new international markets with help from our Community Development Fund.

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Sara's Survival Story

August 7, 2017

Sara overcame domestic violence to start three small businesses and gain the financial independence to support her family.

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Hopping into Business: Mr Mong's New Venture

July 31, 2017

Mr Mong was struggling to support his young family as a tea farmer. One small loan (and a few rabbits) made a world of difference.

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A Changing Climate in Kiribati

July 24, 2017

Our food and water projects help people like Kaai in remote communities in Kiribati deal with the drastic impacts of climate change.

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Our New CEO

July 19, 2017

Former Finance Director Christine Pollard has stepped into the role of CEO, taking over from Christine Murphy.

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Meet Maria: Community Birth Attendant in Timor Leste

July 10, 2017

With torch in hand and a backpack of medical supplies, Maria braves all weather conditions to help women deliver safely.

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Three Ways to Increase Your Happiness

June 26, 2017

There are three things you can do right now to boost your happiness and take Action on Poverty. What are you waiting for?

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The Community Development Fund Helps Secure Retirement

June 6, 2017 Thi and her husband were rice farmers. At age 64, the Community Development Fund is helping them secure their retirement free from physical labour. Read more >

Luyen and the Community Development Fund

May 16, 2017

Luyen was trying to support her family on just $3 a day. A small loan from the Community Development Fund transformed her life.

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How It Works: Community Development Fund

May 16, 2017

Our Community Development Fund is helping hundreds of families throughout Vietnam. So how does it work?

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Practicing Our Legitimate Rights

April 14, 2017

Ms Hong learns about her legitimate rights through Action on Poverty's Governance program. Now, she's a confident leader in her community.

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Meet John Kell, Chair of the Board

March 13, 2017

After two years on the Board, John Kell has taken up the position of Chair. A partner with Hicksons, John has provided us with expert legal advice for years and is looking forward to finding new ways for Action on Poverty to make a global impact.

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International Women's Day

March 6, 2017

To celebrate International Women’s Day, our CEO Chris Murphy shares the stories of some the hard-working women she’s met through our projects.

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Reducing Hunger in Ethiopia

February 27, 2017

Tirunesh, 41, is a potato farmer and mother of six from the Gamo Gofa district. Like many others, she struggled to feed her family for three months of the year using traditional farming practices and local seed varieties, which are prone to disease. Known as the hungry season, this period usually lasts from August to November each year.


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Anniversary of Cyclone Winston

February 27, 2017

Cyclone Winston swept across Fiji killing 44 people, and leaving countless others without access to food, shelter or clean water. One year on, read about how communities are rebuilding their lives after receiving help from Action on Poverty's donors.

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Coming Home

January 25, 2017

At Sanh Thuan Homestay in Hoa Binh, supported by Action on Poverty’s (AOP) Community-Based Tourism (CBT) project, you’ll be greeted by Sanh’s quick, warm smile and hospitality. Sanh is always ready to lend a helping hand, and at the young age of just 21, he’s already adeptly taken on managing the homestay hosted at his parents’ home. But you won’t find too many others in Sanh’s age range in the area.

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2016

Panha Goes to School

November 9, 2016

Attending preschool plays an essential role in children’s cognitive and social development. Read about how Action on Poverty is helping children like Panha go to preschool in Cambodia.

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Action on Poverty Goes to School

November 2, 2016

Fostering compassion starts early. Action on Poverty visits a local Sydney school to talk about how we can help others around the world.

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Social Enterprise Sweeps Away Poverty

October 31, 2016

Action on Poverty is supporting a women-led cooperative that now earns five times more than before the program.

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Veggies Help Sokha’s Income Grow

October 27, 2016

Drowning in debt just to pay her family’s health bills, read about how Sokha from the Pursat Province in Cambodia has completely turned her life around.

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Food Security in Timor

October 10, 2016

Nutritious food is difficult to come by in Purugua village. Read about how Fatima learned to provide her family with healthy meals and extra income.

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Teaching Men about Women’s Health in Zimbabwe

September 26, 2016

In addition to offering free medical care, maternal waiting homes play a key role in educating men about the risks women face when giving birth at home.

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Your Gifts Help Thousands in Malawi

September 26, 2016

Using $20,000 that our incredible Action on Poverty supporters donated, we worked with our partner, Concern Universal, to improve the livelihoods of Malawian families through livestock pass-on schemes and village savings and loans (VSL) programs.

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Finance Gives Farmers New Opportunities

September 26, 2016

Ms Nguyen Thi Le from Soc Trang province in Vietnam used Action on Poverty's microfinance program to build a new business.

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Seaco Renovates School, Revitalises Dreams

August 22, 2016

Children from a remote Cambodian village have a brighter future thanks to the work of the Seaco team, who helped to renovate a dilapidated primary school.

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The “Community” in “Community Centre”

August 22, 2016

The SEACO supported community centre in southern Vietnam has facilitated community participation in coordinating activities to combat climate change.

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Meet Pauline and Baby Clive

June 20, 2016

We first met Pauline last year when we visited a brand new maternal waiting home in her village in Kopondoro, Zimbabwe, where she gave birth to Clive.

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International Women’s Day – a Message from CEO Chris Murphy

March 8, 2016

Our CEO reflects on the challenges facing women around the world, and what we can do to help.

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