Our Stories

From the pavement to a home

November 1, 2018

When visiting Chennai last year, I met two families living on the streets. Two young women and husbands in their…

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This is Rwanda. This is her future.

October 26, 2018

One noted social media page has run a series of stories about Rwanda and it’s people. Every one of them…

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Reflections on Rwanda by Jenny Lenard

October 7, 2018

It’s 4am here in Rwanda and this seems to be my wake up and think time here – so before the…

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Why Rwanda?

September 24, 2018

Why Rwanda? It’s a reasonable question. Most people aren’t even exactly sure where to find Rwanda…somewhere in Africa. But Rwanda…

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Reflections on India – Courage in the Slums of Chennai

September 18, 2018

It has been a week that I have been home now. Time taken to resettle and find my feet again,…

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Thoughts on Women’s Equality Day

August 27, 2018

There are times when I find it hard to believe that we’re still giving a headline to a news story…

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Full of hope for what lies ahead in Chennai

August 9, 2018

This week I’ve caught up with my friend, Mrs Gariyali, to write a grant submission for our Birds Nest project…

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Remembering Rwanda

July 31, 2018

I remember my first visit to Rwanda. My flight descending through the mid-morning clouds and seeing the country for the…

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Birds Nest 2017 Impact Report

June 29, 2018

It’s REPORT CARD time. It’s almost the end of financial year and time to look at what has happened in…

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Grassroots Rwanda Impact in 2017

June 25, 2018

It’s REPORT CARD time. We’re coming up to the end of financial year when we invite people to make a…

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Can you really make a difference?

June 19, 2018

Few of us have the courage or self-belief to think we can make a difference.   But you can. You truly…

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What I learned from a poverty simulation exercise

May 10, 2018

Thank God it’s over. Thank God it’s not real. And then I remember, it is real. For 3.6 billion of…

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Latest News

COVID-19 Chennai Appeal

14 April 2020

There is an urgent need to help very poor families survive COVID-19. Foxglove has established the Birds Nest India project…

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Help the women of Rwanda survive this crisis

06 April 2020

The COVID-19 crisis is creating uncertainty for everyone, but the effects are potentially devastating for the women we support in…

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Progress on gender equality: International Women’s Day

10 March 2020

International Women’s Day, provides a great opportunity to look at equality, more specifically gender equality, in the Developing World. 

Equality is most simply explained as “the state of being equal, especially in status, rights, or opportunities”. Simple enough right? But it’s actually a lot more difficult to address. 

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Foxglove Film Fundraiser: Miss Fisher & the Crypt of Tears

20 February 2020

Calling all Miss Fisher fans… join us on the opening weekend for the much-anticipated screening of Miss Fisher and the…

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What is women’s empowerment?

20 December 2019

What does women’s empowerment really mean? If you want to address poverty, then your best investment is women. It’s true. They’ll…

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This Christmas, give a gift that will change a woman’s life forever.

26 November 2019

This Christmas, if you’re looking for a meaningful gift that will change lives, then a Foxglove Gift Card is ideal….

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Meet a remarkable leader – John Kalenzi from AEE Rwanda

27 September 2019

John Kalenzi is smart, driven AND compassionate. It’s an unusual combination in a world where many are consumed with personally getting ahead….

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Meet a remarkable leader – Mrs Gariyali

19 September 2019

“I met Mrs Gariyali online. Yep, it was Facebook! But, the background story is amazing. I had been to Rwanda…

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Be part of something wonderful with the Foxglove Crew

12 September 2019

Join us on Sat 26th October for the ‘Foxglove 2020 Sundowner’ at the South Perth Yacht Club. You will hear…

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Foxglove Movie Fundraiser – Downton Abbey

27 August 2019

Calling all Downton Abbey fans! We’re sure you are just as excited as we are about the long-awaited movie coming…

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Grassroots Rwanda

Women’s Self Help Groups

More than 180,000 women in Rwanda have already joined an SHG and report amazing social, economic and human rights benefits... READ MORE

Rwanda Updated

Birds Nest India

Slum Homes for Pavement Dwellers

Before the women can access vocational training, take out small loans and start businesses they are required by Government... READ MORE

India Updated

Focus Cambodia

Secondary School Sanitation Project

Poor sanitation in Cambodia is commonplace, up to 80% of people living in rural Cambodia have no access to toilets... READ MORE

Cambodia Updated


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