Australian woman Jill Barton was so distressed by the sight of sick and dying horses and donkeys in Egypt that she returned to open a charity to help. Egypt Equine Aid offers free veterinary treatment to abused horses and donkeys, providing a new chance at life for creatures otherwise destined to suffer painful deaths.
Author: Samille Mitchell
Australian nurse Jan Becker founded Midwife Vision to support the hundreds of pregnant mothers giving birth in primitive conditions, and with great losses of life, in Tanzania. It’s a story of heartbreak, tragedy, hope and humanity.
Last week I interviewed a woman who is reshaping the lives of literally thousands of women in Rwanda – the poorest of the poor – by teaching them to overcome poverty through a six-month self-help program. She told the story of one woman who’d completed the program. This woman emerged […]
Classroom of Hope brings new hope to kids in developing countries by helping them to access education – the key ingredient in helping them break the poverty cycle into which they’re born.
I couldn’t help but like Cosi Costello when I interviewed him last month for Inspired Magazine regarding his charity, Cows for Cambodia. Quick to laugh, and with a self-deprecatory humour, Cosi seemed like the kind of guy you’d like to be mates with. I wanted to help him. I wanted […]
Australian woman Kelley Chisholm was so awestruck by the success of a self-help program she came across in Rwanda that she has dedicated herself to raising the funds to support it, and others like it in other parts of East Africa, India and Cambodia. The program teaches desperately poor women to help themselves by providing the life skills and business training they need to create their own employment. In doing so, it has transformed the lives of thousands.
I was chatting with a client recently. She wanted to write. She needed to write. But you know how it is. She was busy. Writing was hard. She didn’t have the time. Her eyes lit up as she spoke about the stories she had to share, but they clouded as […]
After working on the streets of Cambodia with girls who’d been trafficked, exploited, raped and beaten, Australian woman Julie Dowse felt her heart breaking. Desperate to help the innocent people before her, she set her sights on preventing their exploitation in the first place by focusing on the one thing she knew could make a difference – education. Through her charity AusCam Freedom Project, Julie has helped educate hundreds of Cambodian girls and given them new hope for a life off the streets – a life of purpose, happiness and meaning.
I had someone contact me recently to help with her writing. She had a gorgeous purpose-driven business, professional branding and brochures. I’d read her marketing content so far and it was obvious she could write. But, while informative, the copy lacked colour. It provided the necessary information, but it was […]
Australian charity Echo International Aid is bringing new hope to the lost people of Burma. These people have escaped the civil war of their home country to live out their lives in hiding in the Thai jungle, with little to no access to education, health care or hope for a better life.
Australian charity Hair Aid is helping slum-dwelling parents in the Philippines to learn the arts of hairdressing and sewing. In doing so it’s enabling parents to earn the money they need to feed their starving children and prevent lives of child prostitution, starvation and crime on the streets.
Everyday Perth women are stepping up as philanthropists to help disadvantaged women across the globe to live safely, with access to health, education and economic freedom, thanks to the creation of a collective giving charity – 100 Women. How and why are they having such an impact?