Giving Back




At ProLoan, we believe that the purpose of business is to create value – for yourself, for your clients and customers and most importantly, value for the future. We take this responsibility seriously, which is why for us, there is no better cause than to help support and empower less fortunate children of our world.
We’re so proud to partner with the Birthing Kits Foundation of Australia (BKFA), an organisation dedicated to reducing the incidence of infant and maternal mortality in developing nations.

In 1999, Dr Joy O’Hazy, an Adelaide based doctor, devised the simple birthing kit consisting of the 6 basic items (a plastic sheet, soap, 2 gloves, sterile scalpel blade, 3 cord ties and 5 gauze squares) needed to assist clean birthing conditions, minimise transmission of germs and prevent maternal and new-born infection.

To assist women in developing nations achieve their most fundamental right of bringing a healthy child into this world, we are committed to funding 3,500 birthing kits by 2020.

The Christmas Party for Special Children was born out of a request from The United Nations to help celebrate the International Year of the Child.

The Melbourne party commenced in 1994 and since that time almost 102,000 terminally ill, sick, physically or mentally challenged children have been given the chance to gather and share the magic of the Festive Season with a group larger than their immediate circle of family and carers.

Every year, we are honoured to play a small role in bringing Christmas joy to 6 children who we sponsor to attend this very special celebration.

In 2009, we read an article about the extraordinary work of Amy Hanson, a former journalist living in the UK who had recently established Small Steps. We were so in awe of her commitment to provide emergency aid, shoes and food to children living on municipal rubbish dumps around the world that we flew her to Australia to share her passion and vision with our team and ProLoan network partners.

We coordinated a celebrity shoe auction which raised funds to put shoes on 5,500 children.

At the time, Amy was focussed on empowering families living on the Stung Meanchey municipal rubbish dump on the outskirts of Cambodia’s captial city Phnom Penh which, over a period of 20 years, had grown to cover more than 100 acres. In 2009, when Small Steps Project first visited the dump, there were between 500-1000 people working on the dump every day. At least half of these were children.

Amy and her team remain committed to helping children who are living in rubbish dumps around the world to take “small steps” out of poverty. This energetic, passionate woman makes documentary films and organise campaigns, such as Celebrity Shoe Auctions, to boost awareness and funds for this huge, but often overlooked, global situation.

Amy is our friend and source of immense inspiration.

Poverty in Tanzania is endemic. Ranked 204 out of 230 nations in the world for GDP per capita, Tanzania is unable to provide its children with a quality education. The government school system is overstretched, under-resourced, and produces poor educational outcomes for Tanzanian society.

Founded by the extraordinary Gemma Sisa (from Armidale, NSW), St Jude’s provides free, high-quality education to children who, due to poverty and social pressures, would otherwise be unlikely to complete their schooling.

Since 2002, Gemma and her team have added 150 students to the school each year and in 2015 the first senior class from The School of St Jude graduated from Form 6.

ProLoan is proud to support Gemma and her team in achieving St Jude’s commitment to educate disadvantaged, bright students from the Arusha District of Tanzania to become moral and intellectual leaders in their country.

In 2012, we became aware of a problem too big to ignore!

Mozambique is the world’s fourth poorest country. It has been ravaged by a 15 year civil war, which took the lives of over 1,000,000 people and has endured year after year of droughts and natural disasters.

The children in the Northern district of Changara, Mozambique, face a desperate situation:

  • 26% of the population (including children) is infected with HIV
  • 15% of children die before the age of 5
  • 89% of children under the age of 5 suffer from anaemia and/or malaria
  • 1,000 mothers die during birth, for every 100,000 births (in Australia, 10 mothers die during birth, for every 100,000 births)
  • 7% of children suffer chronic malnutrition

In collaboration with our partners at the Bongiorno Group, we committed to supporting World Vision’s “Moyo Wathu Changara” maternal and child health project. Collectively, we raised $56,000. As the project had been approved for AusAid funding by the Australian government, every dollar we raised was matched 5 times by the Australian government. The collective $336,000 supported initiatives to reduce infant and child mortality.

A simple idea can transform an entire planet.

By utilising accredited, renewable GreenPower we’re proud to contribute to the global idea that our world is worth saving.