World Education Australia Balancing the Scales
How did I get here?
World Education Australia   Enriching Human Potential
World Education Australia   Enriching Human Potential <ul><li>We believe no one deserves a life of poverty  </li></ul><ul>...
Who we are …. <ul><li>World Education Australia – established in 2003 as specialists in Microfinance and Livelihood Develo...
World Bank-  The world is poorer than we thought
 
Our Core Work  - MORE than just a LOAN <ul><li>“ The Three Pillars” </li></ul>
Our Core Work  - More than a Loan <ul><li>The First Pillar- Microfinance </li></ul><ul><li>Small loans and financial servi...
 
<ul><li>The Second Pillar- Literacy   </li></ul><ul><li>Enable people to develop the basic foundation skills of reading, w...
Basic Literacy Classes in Makwanpur, Nepal
<ul><li>The Third Pillar- Livelihoods </li></ul><ul><li>Training in sewing, pig raising, lime drying, growing new crops </...
 
Why it works <ul><li>Does not create welfare/aid dependency </li></ul><ul><li>Cost effective, sustainable and market orien...
Multiplier Effect <ul><li>Lending to one woman on average helps improve the direct lives of  5  others  (World Education f...
 
World Education Australia Projects <ul><li>Good Return online loan portal </li></ul><ul><li>Tin Khamba- Nepal </li></ul><u...
 
<ul><li>The  Tin Khamba  (three pillar) project provides poor, low-caste and minority women with an opportunity to develop...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
What Next?
 
Why it will work <ul><li>Similar online models have raised over US $42   million through 337,000 online lenders </li></ul>...
We Need You!! <ul><li>Get Involved- </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Become a member </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Donate </li></ul></ul...
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Presentation to the Southern Womens Action Network at the AGM on September 21st 2008

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  • Swan 21_Sept

    1. 1. World Education Australia Balancing the Scales
    2. 2. How did I get here?
    3. 3. World Education Australia Enriching Human Potential
    4. 4. World Education Australia Enriching Human Potential <ul><li>We believe no one deserves a life of poverty </li></ul><ul><li>World Education Australia delivers the powerful combination - </li></ul><ul><li>microfinance </li></ul><ul><li>livelihoods </li></ul><ul><li>literacy </li></ul><ul><li>enabling the poor to increase their incomes and change their lives forever. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Who we are …. <ul><li>World Education Australia – established in 2003 as specialists in Microfinance and Livelihood Development </li></ul><ul><li>Part of the global World Education Network which is 57 years old & with offices in 25 countries; has worked in over 60 countries </li></ul><ul><li>World Education is an ACFID signatory and has AusAID accreditation </li></ul><ul><li>CEO and Program Director are experts in the field of Microfinance - have consulted for AusAID, UN, USAID, ADB and more </li></ul>
    6. 6. World Bank- The world is poorer than we thought
    7. 8. Our Core Work - MORE than just a LOAN <ul><li>“ The Three Pillars” </li></ul>
    8. 9. Our Core Work - More than a Loan <ul><li>The First Pillar- Microfinance </li></ul><ul><li>Small loans and financial services to poor people in order for them to start or expand self employment ventures. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide access to appropriate financial services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Savings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Credit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Insurance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remittances (payment transfer services) </li></ul></ul>
    9. 11. <ul><li>The Second Pillar- Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Enable people to develop the basic foundation skills of reading, writing and financial literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Basic literacy courses </li></ul><ul><li>Economic Education Classes </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Literacy courses </li></ul>
    10. 12. Basic Literacy Classes in Makwanpur, Nepal
    11. 13. <ul><li>The Third Pillar- Livelihoods </li></ul><ul><li>Training in sewing, pig raising, lime drying, growing new crops </li></ul><ul><li>Training in basic market assessments and business plans </li></ul><ul><li>Building life skills- confidence building, hygiene, health, and leadership </li></ul>
    12. 15. Why it works <ul><li>Does not create welfare/aid dependency </li></ul><ul><li>Cost effective, sustainable and market oriented solution to poverty reduction </li></ul><ul><li>Builds self esteem– enables individuals to support themselves and their families </li></ul><ul><li>Grassroots level </li></ul><ul><li>97% Repayment rate </li></ul>
    13. 16. Multiplier Effect <ul><li>Lending to one woman on average helps improve the direct lives of 5 others (World Education field experience) </li></ul><ul><li>The local NGO or community group has increased skills to deliver the program to others in need </li></ul><ul><li>Greater investment in female education could raises GDP growth by .2% per year and income per capita by 14% by 2020   ( Goldman Sachs “Women Hold Up Half the Sky”) </li></ul><ul><li>World Education Australia’s mission positively impacts 6 of 8 UN Millennium Development Goals </li></ul>
    14. 18. World Education Australia Projects <ul><li>Good Return online loan portal </li></ul><ul><li>Tin Khamba- Nepal </li></ul><ul><li>Microbank- Laos </li></ul><ul><li>My Better Future- Cambodia </li></ul><ul><li>Others: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tibet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sri Lanka </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bangladesh </li></ul></ul>
    15. 20. <ul><li>The Tin Khamba (three pillar) project provides poor, low-caste and minority women with an opportunity to develop their literacy and numeracy skills, manage their own savings and credit groups, and improve their livelihoods. </li></ul><ul><li>Over 18 months, a disadvantaged Nepalese woman will participate in: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>basic literacy classes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>basic financial literacy classes, such as budgets and numeracy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>starting and running savings and loan groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>livelihood workshops to gain skills  to start or expand her business </li></ul></ul>Nepal
    16. 48. What Next?
    17. 50. Why it will work <ul><li>Similar online models have raised over US $42 million through 337,000 online lenders </li></ul><ul><li>Leverages existing and successful partnerships / relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative social enterprise </li></ul><ul><li>Provides donors/lenders with transparency & direct connection with the beneficiary </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing plan in place </li></ul><ul><li>Pro bono Advertising and PR firm </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 Marketing tools </li></ul>
    18. 51. We Need You!! <ul><li>Get Involved- </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Become a member </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Donate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spread the word of Good Return- can we use your email to let you know when it is launched? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteer </li></ul></ul>
    19. 52. Thank you

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