We encourage you to share our support for the following organisations:
Kiva is a non-profit organisation with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 towards a microfinance loan to help create opportunity for recipients around the world.
Microfinance is also the idea that low-income individuals are capable of lifting themselves out of poverty if given access to financial services. Multiple lenders merge small loans (usually around $25) to offer amounts of a few hundred to a few thousand to successful applicants. To date, Jubatus has sponsored over 80 projects world wide.
One Girl is focused on empowering women and girls in Sierra Leone so that they can create and lead change in their communities. They believe that education and economic empowerment are vital when it comes to tackling the issues that women and girls face in Sierra Leone.
One Girl runs Back to School Scholarships covering full payment of school fees, school uniform, school books, stationary and a medical contingency in case of illness. Jubatus sponsored the building of a classroom in Sierra Leone for a remote community.
The Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) was founded in 1990 by Dr. Laurie Marker and is based in Namibia, near Otjiwarongo. Loss of habitat, conflict with humans and loss of genetic variation are the main threats facing the cheetah today, which has officially become an endangered species.
CCF’s International Research and Education Centre creates and manages long-term conservation strategies for the cheetah, develops and implements better livestock management practices, conducts conservation education programs for local villagers, and continues intensive scientific research in cheetah genetics, biology and species survival. Our interest in this worthwhile project is driven by our director’s son Justin, a Zoologist here in Melbourne.