Australian starts micro-loans (David Bussau)

Australian starts micro-loans (David Bussau)

Australian David Bussau pioneered micro-loans to poverty stricken families, firstly in Indonesia and then in other countries. He set up a bank to provide those micro-loans. He has lifted at least 20 million third world people out of poverty. His name is David Bussau. Broadcast on 4Jun17.

Barnett got rid of Melbourne slums

Listen again to the story of Oswald Barnett. He was the devout Christian who worked to help the poor in the slums of Melbourne in the early 1900s. He was instrumental in founding the Housing Commission and moving slum dwellers into good accommodation. Broadcast on Songs of  Hope on 21May17.

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He made money (E Veith)

He made money (E Veith)

eugene veithEugene Veith started with nothing, was successful in business, and helped many with his wealth. Broadcast on Songs of Hope on 23Apr17. Story brought to us by Brett Peatman.

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The greatest Australian – John Flynn

The greatest Australian – John Flynn

$20-backListen to the story of Reverend John Flynn, the greatest Australian. He appears on the Australian $20 note. Songs of Hope program Sunday 19Mar17. (3 mins)

Australia prayed for rain

Australia prayed for rain

Listen again to the story of droughts in Australia in the 1830s and 1890s. In the 1830s Governor Gipps called for Christian prayer and the drought lifted. Story recounted by Graham McLennan. Broadcast on Songs of Hope on 19Feb17

Almost a saint-Mary Glowrey

Listen to the story of Mary Glowrey. Mary Glowrey was an Australian Catholic Christian who went to India after the first World War and spent her working life caring for the sick there. Broadcast on Songs of Hope on Southern FM 88.3 on 8Jan17

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