Invest in a Mother - 'Amina - A Daughter's Story'

Event Details

  • DateTue 11 March 2014
  • Time12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • VenueHerbert Smith Freehills
  • LocationLevel 36, 250 St Georges Terrace Perth WA 6000
  • TypeNetworking
  • Ticket$20.00 per person
  • Table$N/A per table (seats N/A)
  • ContactStephanie Dobbin
    (02) 9270 3309
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My name is Amina Mendez. I am from the province of Nueva Ecija in the Philippines. I was in my second year of high school when my mother Remy received a small loan to help us leave poverty behind.

I'd like to invite you to come and hear my story about how this small loan started a ripple of transformation that spread throughout my family and community.

When I was young, having food on the table was a daily struggle for my parents. There were days when there was nothing for dinner. With the loan of Php.5000 (A$123), my mother was able to buy three pigs to start a piggery. The income she earned meant that my parents were able to pay for me to finish school. After high school, I was
awarded a scholarship to study at university and eventually graduated in 2012 at the Ohio Wesleyan University in the United States.

I now work in microfinance, helping provide small loans to other families in need. Every day I get to see the impact your giving can have.

I hope you can join me for lunch in March when I am in Australia for International Women's Day.