3 million people are financially excluded in Australia

building financial resilience

Good Shepherd Microfinance is a world leader in financial inclusion products, services and advisory. We offer fair and affordable financial programs to people on low incomes, and advisory services with a global reach.

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affordable financial services

By investing in products and services that promote financial inclusion, and through innovative policy design, we’re enabling people to become financially and socially included.

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When I was successful in getting a loan, it picked me up. I felt I was in control again.

Norma, NILS client

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Fullness of life for all people, living in connected resilient communities.

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27 November 2019 Media Release

New alliance calls for urgent action on the mental health of women and girls

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand has joined a new Women’s Mental Health Alliance to advocate for a stronger focus on the mental health of women and girls. Consumers, clinicians and community organisations have come together to demand more be done to address the specific mental health needs of women and girls.

With the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System under way, there is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for government to show that women’s and girls’ mental health matters and commit to funding a dedicated strategy to improve women’s mental health. This view has been endorsed by 28 organisations and released today in the form of a joint statement.

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11 October 2019 Media Release

Local community organisation celebrates million-dollar milestone

A local community organisation today celebrated a major milestone, with the Port Douglas Neighbourhood Centre issuing more than $1 million in life-changing No Interest Loans (NILS) to the local community since 2009.

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