In the media

From our founding members' success stories to information about our organisation, Thrive has been in the news from idea to inception.

We'll continue to make news through the positive impact we have on the lives of refugee entrepreneurs, and through the contributions they make to our economy and society.
 

Refugee banker’s audacious plan to cut Australia’s welfare bill

9News

Refugee banker’s audacious plan to cut Australia’s welfare bill
An Afghani refugee has teamed with some Australian financial heavyweights for a revolutionary plan to help refugees get off welfare and into the workforce.
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Refugees get funding for their start-up dreams through microfinance

ABC | Ginny Stein

Refugees get funding for their start-up dreams through microfinance
Three new Australians with three different business ideas, all needing a hand to get off the ground
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The Year That Made Me: Mahir Momand, 2004

ABC | Tom Switzer

The Year That Made Me: Mahir Momand, 2004
Born in Afghanistan, Mahir Momand was forced to flee his country three times - first after the Soviet invasion and then following Taliban attacks, which targeted the credit unions he set up to help poor Afghanis to become self sufficient.
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Small Business Secrets

SBS | Hosts Ricardo Goncalves & Whitney Fitzimmons

Small Business Secrets
Hosts Ricardo Goncalves & Whitney Fitzimmons shine a light on the small business owners & innovators playing a vital role in Australia's economic growth.
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From Taliban hit list to CEO: Mahir Momand’s journey to Australia

SBS | Kerrie Armstrong

From Taliban hit list to CEO: Mahir Momand’s journey to Australia
The chief executive of one of Australia’s newest financial institutions was forced to leave his country not once, but three times to save his life
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SSI partnership Thrive Refugee Enterprise fast-tracks refugee business plans

SSI | SSI

SSI partnership Thrive Refugee Enterprise fast-tracks refugee business plans
A new SSI partnership operating nation-wide will help entrepreneurs from refugee backgrounds fast-track their business plans and achieve their goal of establishing a successful business in Australia.
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Partnership offers $2 million to help refugees start businesses

Inside Small Business | Staff Reporter

Partnership offers $2 million to help refugees start businesses
Years of experience have shown that refugees who are economically independent, integrate into their new country more quickly. Australia has a burgeoning service-based economy which provides abundant opportunities for self-motivated individuals to start their own business.
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Westpac and Thrive Partnership to Help Refugees Start Businesses

Pro Bono Australia | Lina Caneva

Westpac and Thrive Partnership to Help Refugees Start Businesses
Banking giant Westpac and refugee microfinancing charity Thrive have joined forces in a $2 million partnership to support refugees to establish their own businesses in Australia.
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Westpac, Thrive $2 million partnership to help refugees start businesses

Third Sector | Gali Blacher

Westpac, Thrive $2 million partnership to help refugees start businesses
Westpac and Thrive, a refugee micro-financing charity, have announced a $2 million partnership to help refugees start successful businesses.
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Westpac and Thrive announce $2 million partnership to help refugees start successful businesses.

Westpac Group Media | Westpac Group Media

Westpac and Thrive announce $2 million partnership to help refugees start successful businesses.
Westpac and refugee microfinancing charity, Thrive, join forces to support refugees to establish their own businesses in Australia.
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Westpac gives
$2 million for refugee microloan plan

The Australian Financial Review | Michael Bleby

Westpac gives $2 million for refugee microloan plan
Westpac, Australia's oldest bank, is backing some of the country's newest arrivals by putting $2 million into a microloan scheme, Thrive, which will give refugees microloans to start their own businesses.
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Successful investor Huy Truong launches financial plan so other refugees thrive

The Australian Financial Review | Michael Bleby

Successful investor Huy Truong launches financial plan so other refugees thrive
It's quite a journey out to lunch in Box Hill. The 109 tram makes its way up Collins Street from The Australian Financial Review's office, then out through East Melbourne and the suburbs of Richmond, Hawthorn, Kew and Balwyn.
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