Small Livestock Pass-on SchemeMother's Day event

Get mum a gift that keeps on giving this Mother's Day

Give a pig, goat or chicken to a family this Mother's Day on behalf of your mum and see how much of a difference it can make. BUY NOW

Join us for wine, bubbles and canapes this Mother's Day

Tuesday 10 May at Norman Disney & Young, North Sydney. Tickets $20 with proceeds to support mothers and babies in Zimbabwe BOOK NOW

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AFAP Action on Poverty is an independent, secular, not-for-profit Australian non-government organisation founded in 1968. We are a membership-based aid organisation that takes Action on Poverty in Asia, Africa and the Pacific, primarily through a partnerships-based approach that sees us engage with in-country NGOs that have proven experience, skills and local understanding. This ensures that our aid interventions are locally appropriate, efficient, and sustainable over the long term.

AFAP is fully-accredited with the Australian government, holds DGR-1 status, and is an authorised member of the Overseas Aid Gift Deduction Scheme (OAGDS), which enables donations to AFAP to be tax-deductible and for those donations to be transferred overseas. We are also a member of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) and a signatory to its Code of Conduct, which guarantees good practice in terms of organisational integrity, transparency, and accountability.

We take a rights-based approach to poverty reduction, believing that all people should be able to live with dignity and have their basic needs met. This approach means we work towards addressing the underlying causes of poverty: not only the direct effects of it. It is our belief that community-based development, underpinned by work aimed at strengthening local civil society organisations and community groups, is the most effective and sustainable way to create opportunities for people to meet their own development aspirations in the long term.

Simply put – we help people to help themselves.

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International Women’s Day – a message from CEO Chris Murphy

March 8, 2016

Happy International Women's Day! The 8th of March has been set aside to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women everywhere! As a mother of young children and the CEO of a charity, I know I am fortunate. I'd like to share the stories of some of the most impressive women I have met during my career in international development.
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