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Wednesday, 25 January 2017 08:13

A helping hand

There are approximately 110,000 farm businesses in Australia, all of which have access to banking services which help lead to profitability and growth.

Today, there are two billion people who don’t have access to financial services, like getting a loan for their business and half the world’s farmers are included in this number. It’s safe to assume that the 900 million people who live on less than USD$1.90 per day are a segment of this disadvantaged group.
VisionFund Australia, is part of World Vision and we are working to better the lives of children by unlocking the economic potential of their carers - farmers and others. We do this by empowering them with training and business loans.
For example, Gheetha is a female cashew farmer in Sri Lanka. She started a business picking cashew nuts. Her income was very low and life was hard.
However, Gheetha heard about VisionFund, she had a business plan and she borrowed some money. She started small but now Gheetha has a thriving business.
She owns a cashew farm; she employs people in her village, processes cashews and sells them at a premium.
Life has dramatically improved for Gheetha, her children and her community. This is the work VisionFund Australia does, and it’s sustainably lifting people out of poverty.
Will you join with other Aussies to help farmers like Gheetha?
Speak to Warwick: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0401 069 997

To see Gheetha’s story click here https://youtu.be/MDCDeLf_tvA

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