Helping to Fight Poverty Through Microfinance
Thinktank is very proud to be associated with the global charitable organisation Good Return as part of our ongoing interest in, and commitment to, corporate social responsibility.
How And Where Good Return Operates
For further information about any of the case studies below, click on the links. Nepal – Apsara Timalsina provides for her family and helps her village. Philippines – Carmelita Bacas supports and educates her family. Nepal – Dhankumari Chejung puts her five daughters through school. Fiji – Vive Besse starts two businesses and plans against future floods. Philippines – Meet Evangeline, a Good Return borrower.
Making A Difference Through Microfinance – Good Return Success Stories
Good Return builds sustainable pathways out of poverty by providing access to responsible microfinance and skills development opportunities to the working poor in the Asia Pacific region. Good Return is accredited with and works alongside the federal government agency for international development (Australian Aid). For more detailed information on the activities and achievements of Good Return, we encourage you to visit their website –www.goodreturn.org.
Thinktank’s Relationship With Good Return
Commencing in May of 2014, Thinktank’s commitment to Good Return is to contribute $100 for every new loan settlement that we complete and on each occasion, we will be extending an open, no obligation, invitation to our partners in the transaction, whether they be introducers, borrowers or professional service providers, to match our own amount. Receipts for these tax deductible contributions will be provided by Good Return while all contributors will receive periodic reports on the uses to which the funds are directed and the resulting benefits that are accruing in the communities involved.
What It Means to Become Involved
Thinktank’s contributions will be made regardless of matching by our business partners or the borrower but we would encourage all our business associates to join us in what we feel is a very worthwhile and productive cause in fighting poverty and creating lasting, long term benefits in regions of great need. In a manner consistent with what we feel are the positive features of the business that Thinktank is in, we are pleased to quite literally lend our support to this cause which demonstrates the immense power of how a relatively small donation can work to transform the circumstances and future prospects of an entire family and their community.
It is very easy to become involved. New borrowers can simply elect to donate the matching $100 by placing a tick in the Good Return box upon completing the Settlement Authority that will accompany their Letter of Offer. Similarly, Thinktank business partners can choose to have the amount deducted at the same time.
A Worthwhile Cause That Makes a Real Difference
As stated by Good Return, microfinance and skills development enables individuals to develop the confidence, knowledge, and capability to break the cycle of poverty for good.
On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff of Thinktank, thank you for taking an interest in this important and worthwhile association with Good Return.
Download our factsheet: How Thinktank works with Good Return.
We also support The Smith Family, Salvation Army, Red Cross, Medicins sans Frontieres and The Fred Hollows Foundation.
For further information, please contact Director, Per Amundsen on 1300 781 043 or firstname.lastname@example.org