Date(s) - 21/03/2020
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Canada Bay Club
“From poverty to empowerment” – 2020 microlend CHARITY dinner
DATE: Saturday 21st March 2020
TIME: 6:30PM – 11.00PM
LOCATION: Canada Bay Club
4 William Street FIVE DOCK
MICROLEND AUSTRALIA LTD
In summary Microlend Australia is a charity in which:
1) 100% of donations go towards the microfinance projects because the founders absorb ALL costs e.g the full amount of $120 for the dinner goes towards the microfinance projects since the founders pay for all the associated costs.
2) 100% of our workers are volunteers.
3) We help people who earn less than US $2.50/day. Our work is empowering and self-perpetuating.
If you want to know more about Microlend Australia Ltd please visit our website:- www.microlendaustralia.com.au
My husband Ralf Schroers and I started Microlend Australia Ltd. in Nov 2013. We provide microfinance (i.e. small loans to help people in poverty, who earn less than $2.50/day) to help them create their own income. We believe it is empowering for these people to become self-sufficient and to no longer depend on donations.
They are given the opportunity to start up a profitable business and when they repay the loan, the money is able to go to someone else to start up a business, so it becomes self-perpetuating.
Microlend Australia Ltd, makes nothing from this venture and we do not charge interest, however the overseas centers (also not for profit) charge a management fee to pay for their administration costs. So far Microlend Australia has helped people in Mongolia, Uganda, Kenya, Zimbabwe, India, Cambodia, Papua New Guinea, Pakistan and the Philippines.
Microlend Australia also assists people in Australia in the running and establishment of their businesses as well as assessing their personal budgets including their home loans, as a separate free service.
As we are only a small charity, we would appreciate your help in anyway either by joining us at one of our functions or by donating an item for our raffle/silent auction. If you prefer to make a tax deductible donation please visit our website www.microlendaustralia.com.au under the “DONATE” tab.
Fundraiser dates so far for 2020
Saturday 22nd August 2020 Campbelltown Catholic Club at 6.30pm for Mongolia.
Thank you for your consideration and time.
Annie Schroers (nee Teo)
ANNIE SCHROERS TEL: 0432 612 169 www.microlendaustralia.com.au firstname.lastname@example.org