Financial literacy

Women Understanding Money in Australia

This six week course is about Australian financial systems for women from newly arrived communities. We deliver the program in partnership with Spectrum Migrant Resource Centre and conduct community consultations to ensure each program is targeted to specific needs of the community group.

I am very happy to join this group and the training. Mostly, as a newcomer, when I … do training like this, it gives me and my sisters the opportunity to know our rights. I learn how to budget, save money, where I can go for help… It has opened my eyes. How to do your own business, this is the main thing that I learn a lot; to be free…

-2015 participant

The program aims to increase the capacity of women from newly-arrived communities to negotiate financial systems, take control of financial decision-making and access economic resources.

We have run the program with South Sudanese, Karen, Somali, Vietnamese, Congolese, Oromo, Chin and Eritrean women.

Please contact Kirsten Campbell on kirsten(at)whwest.org.au or 9689-9588 for further information.