#MakeItHappen this International Women's Day
All around the world, International Women's Day represents an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women while calling for greater equality.
This day has a special meaning to Good Shepherd Microfinance as we aim to provide support and financial programs for women at different stages of their lives. In fact, 69 per cent of our clients are women, and we have reached more than 100,000 women across Australia through no or low interest loans. These life changing loans enable women to become financially independent which makes a significant difference to their wellbeing, dignity and confidence.
'Make It Happen' is this year’s International Women's Day theme and the inspiring women featured in this newsletter are doing exactly that.
Women like Norma
who has to watch every penny as she’s on a disability pension, or Barbara
who is a mum of three working tirelessly to run her own business. And women like Stacey
travelled two hours a day to visit her son in hospital.
We also feature insights from leaders in our field on the importance of feeling confident and in control of finances, the lessons about money
that we should be teaching our daughters, the impact of family violence
on finances, and how many women are unprepared
to deal with a financial loss.
We thank these women for sharing their stories and we pay tribute to them for their strength, determination and passion, which gives us hope.
CEO, Good Shepherd Microfinance