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Posts : May, 2013

World Vision
“When a mother dies in childbirth, it affects us all”
22nd May, 13 | Posted by Dom McInerney
“When a mother dies in childbirth, it affects us all”

Meet maternal health nurse Mary Paul. In her small health clinic in northern Uganda, she's committed to ensuring women survive childbirth.

Why small change needs big thanks
18th May, 13 | Posted by Ruth Dearnley
Why small change needs big thanks

The search for fair trade and ethically sourced chocolate can be confusing. On one hand, you’re told to avoid certain companies; then you hear they’ve done something good on an issue you’re passionate about. This has been the case recently with the chocolate industry – and in particular Nestlé.

Culture shock in India: I found it
16th May, 13 | Posted by Kate Rose
Culture shock in India: I found it

It took a while for World Vision Australia’s Kate Rose to find culture shock in the busy city of Delhi, but when she did, it hit hard. My nephew is 14 months old. He loves bananas and banging saucepans with the wooden spoon and giggling at my attempts to...

Foreign aid budget: Tracey Spicer, Homer Simpson and Public Enemy
15th May, 13 | Posted by Jarrod McKenna
Foreign aid budget: Tracey Spicer, Homer Simpson and Public Enemy

Jarrod McKenna shares three important ingredients in understanding the foreign aid budget.

Increase, delay or diversion? Aid budget explained
14th May, 13 | Posted by Andrew Johnson
Increase, delay or diversion? Aid budget explained

You’d be forgiven for some confusion after yesterday’s foreign aid budget announcement. Online advocates for the poor were clearly unimpressed, but Foreign Minister Bob Carr seemed quite pleased to talk about an increase to aid. So what’s the problem?

Preparing for my Mexican adventure
10th May, 13 | Posted by Tara Askew
Preparing for my Mexican adventure

When Melbourne filmmaker Tara Askew entered a short film competition, she didn't expect to win her dream prize - a trip to Mexico to shoot a film about microfinance.