We are proud to support the following causes
The Successful Investor supports ‘Kiva’, a worldwide micro-lending platform that helps people help themselves.
Kiva supports entrepreneurs in poverty stricken communities by providing small loans to grow their businesses. The impact of this concept is astonishing, these small businesses thrive they create employment and better conditions for their community.
Across 60 different countries, $280 million in loans has been distributed to business owners such as farmers, convenience store owners, or for the simple need to purchase a motorbike to transport vegetables to a market; the Kiva concept focuses on ‘progress’ rather than poverty.
Providing a long-term sustainable solution to poverty in these communities is paramount and with the repayment rate of loans at 98.88%, there’s proof that it’s working. The Successful Investor is proud to have made almost 500 loans to people in need across the globe in the following activities.
Kathleen Keegel Children’s Fund (KKCF) manages a boys’ home, a kindergarten, an agricultural project and is currently initiating a training facility in Sri Lanka. Kathleen’s daughter Olivia and her husband Fred reside in Sri Lanka and look after things there.
KKCF now have 30 boys in their care. These children come from backgrounds of abuse and neglect. They provide them with a safe and loving environment. When they first arrive at the home they are shy and scared, but after a few days with the other children they feel more secure and within no time they are outgoing and friendly.
All the children are currently attending schools in the local area and range from 6 to 16 years old. After school they have English lessons with Olly and Fred as well as music and crafts on weekends. They enjoy playing sports particularly cricket and soccer and they love their music and to put on stage performances.
After major work on the existing buildings KKCF opened the Montessori for 30 local children on 11th Jan 2010. Lessons are taught in the English medium.
This organisation works with local Councils, State Government, rescue groups and the community to improve the outcomes for stray, abandoned and surrendered pets, and are nationally recognised for their unique and innovative programs, initiatives and re-homing strategies.
Once an animal comes in to the care of the Animal Welfare League they will keep it as long as it takes to find them a new home.
Sunnyfield enriches the lives of people with an intellectual disability by creating choice, opportunities and skills for life. They are a leading disability service provider that has supported people with disability and their carers for over 65 years and provide trusted, flexible, personalised support services across New South Wales and the ACT.
They actively support and skill people with intellectual disability for their daily lives and to achieve their personal goals including working in partnership with families and communities, to facilitate opportunities for true inclusion.
The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) is 100% community funded and the only national body that funds life-changing breast cancer research with money raised entirely by the Australian public.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer facing Australian women, with eight women dying from the disease each day — mothers, sisters, wives, daughters and friends.
Research is the only way to prevent deaths, and improve how breast cancer is diagnosed, managed and treated. By funding only world-class research, NBCF is working towards a goal of zero deaths from breast cancer by 2030.