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About Good Return

It's hard to imagine being born into, and living in, extreme poverty. Yet the World Bank estimates that around 10 per cent of the global population lives on less than $2 a day.

If you couldn't read and write well, and couldn't sign your name, would you be ale to access a bank account? Would you believe that, like generations before you, this is just the way it was?

Good Return is a small Australian not-for-profit organisation that works with people living in extreme poverty. Their goal is to end extreme poverty by 2030. Good Return focuses on reaching people with the least privilege and the greatest barriers. it works with an emphasis on women, because poverty does too.

Good Return's success comes as a result of education centred around behaviour change. its training develops new skills and knowledge to help participants make choices that improve their overall wellbeing. Opportunity and empowerment help the poorest of the poor work their way out of poverty.

Good return's programs enhance the knowledge, skills and behaviour of the communities they work in and enable people to change their lives and escape extreme poverty. Behaviour change and financial literacy is a game changer for people living on less than $2 a day.

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Disclosure: Paul is a proud ambassador for Good Return.


For every copy of Spenditude sold, the authors will donate 50 cents to Good Return.

Breaking the poverty cycle starts with awareness of your attitude to money.

Good Return helps people build pathways out of poverty through access to responsible finance, financial education and business skills.

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