Helping Others

KIVA provides small financial loans (micro finance) to individuals in developing countries who cannot get bank finance. A truely amazing way to directly support small business people round the world with a plus 99% repayment rate. we have done this for over 18 months and highly recommend it as a way of making your donations – www.kiva.org

ROOM to READ partners with local communities throughout the developing world to provide quality educational opportunities by establishing libraries, creating local language children’s literature, constructing schools, and providing education to girls. They seek to intervene early in the lives of children in the belief that education empowers people to improve socioeconomic conditions for their families, communities, countries and future generations. Through the opportunities that only education can provide, we strive to break the cycle of poverty, one child at a time.   www.roomtoread.org

OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN CANCER CENTRE APPEAL aims to build a cancer centre like no other, providing new therapies not available in other cancer centres in Australia.  www.oliviaappeal.com

TREES FOR LIFE was formed by a group of concerned volunteers with the primary purpose of protecting South Australia’s land from becoming even drier and more eroded through revegetation. Now in its 25th year, over 27 million seedlings have been propagated. www.treesforlife.org.au

McGRATH FOUNDATION was set up by Jane and Glenn McGrath with an aim to provide funding for breast care nurses on a national basis and provide greater public awareness of breast cancer, particularly amongst younger women.  www.mcgrathfoundation.com.au

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