It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.Nelson Mandela

The Westpac Foundation

The Westpac Foundation and Good Return share the goal of raising the financial capability of people from low income backgrounds. We began our relationship with Westpac in 2008, when they provided seed funding to begin the development of our peer-to-peer lending website. In 2010, the Westpac Group led the way in innovative workplace giving by matching loans given by staff through their Matching Gifts program. The Westpac Group’s funding and pro bono support have helped Good Return become the thriving organisation it is today.

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29 October 2013

Westpac hosted Good Return’s Career With Purpose event as part of Anti-Poverty Week in 2013. Guest speakers (shown) were Gordon Cairns, Good Return / World Education Australia Board member, and Nahji Chu, founder of Miss Chu.

3 September 2013

Good Return and Westpac are featured in an article by Pro Bono Australia – “How Microfinance Can Offer a Multiple Return.”

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7 March 2011

Larke Reimer, Director of Women’s Markets for Westpac, features Good Return in an article on Ruby Connection. She says, “…we need to think about the security of women and children all around the world and what we can do as women to lend a hand-up not just give a hand-out.”

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