Giving makes everyone feel warm and appreciative and it is wonderful to spread this feeling around!
Kiva works with microfinance institutions on five continents to provide loans to people without access to traditional banking systems. One hundred percent of our loans is sent to these microfinance institutions, who administer the loans in the field.
In the picture: WEP staff at Melbourne's St Kilda beach
In 2011, WEP Australia donated to 13 charities in Australia and overseas including Mission Australia, The Kipungani Schools Trust, Environment East Gippsland, Medecins Sans Frontieres, MS Australia, Animal Liberation Victoria, OZ Child, Very Special Kids, National Breast Cancer Foundation, Sudanese Australian Integrated Learning (SAIL), Unicef, The Lost Dogs Home and Asylum Seeker Resource Centre. We continued to support Kiva, providing another 50 individuals and groups with loans, who would otherwise not have access to traditional banking systems.
In 2010, WEP Australia donated $1000 to 10 charities including the Clown Doctors, the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, Animal Liberation Victoria, the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Charity: Water, Australian Animal Protection Society, OzGreen, MS Australia, the Leukaemia Foundation and the Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation. Throughout the year, we continued to support Kiva, providing a total of 42 small but significant loans to individuals and groups around the world.
In 2009, WEP Australia donated $500 to Ian Thorpe’s Fountain for Youth, a non-profit charitable organisation established to improve the health and literacy for indigenous children in remote regions in Australia.
WEP Australia also donated $500 to Kiva, a group that distributes small loans to the working poor all over the world. In 2010, WEP Australia made a total of 38 loans to entrepreneurs working towards better lives.