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Where we came from:

World Education

Founded in India in 1951, World Education is a global not-for-profit organisation that meets the various needs of the poor through economic and social development programs. Working in over 60 countries worldwide, the organisation focuses on providing training and technical assistance to strengthen the capacity of local communities, non-government and government institutions.

World Education Australia & Good Return

Good Return was established as the Australian branch of World Education by humanitarian Guy Winship in 2003, with the mission of improving the lives of those living in poverty in the Asia Pacific region. Through livelihood development programs and improving access to financial services, Good Return works to improve the living standards of those living in the lowest poverty brackets, by giving them access to the tools they need to work their way into opportunity.

Why financial capability? The development of the microfinance industry has granted millions of people living in poverty access to financial services, but this doesn’t mean they can use it or have the knowledge to use it. Financial capability is a crucial - and often a forgotten - component to build an inclusive finance sector. Good Return’s programs enhance the knowledge, skills and behaviour of the communities they work in, enabling those who live there to start their journey towards financial empowerment.

Good Return:

  • An independently registered Public Benevolent Institution (P.B.I)

  • Regulated as a public not-for-profit organisation by the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (A.C.N.C)

  • Fully accredited by Australian Aid (Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade)

  • A member of the Australian Council for International Development (A.C.F.I.D) and a signatory to the Council’s Code of Conduct

  • Fundraising authorised Australia-wide

  • Holds an Australian Financial Services License (A.F.S.L)

  • Holds A.T.O-approved deductible gift recipient (D.G.R) status, meaning donations over $2 are tax deductible for Australian residents

“I witnessed firsthand the work Good Return and its partners are doing to create opportunities for people to lean in to break the cycle of poverty, this was such a powerful and life-changing experience for me.”
— Kate Jordan, Chief Executive Partner Clayton Utz, Sydney.