When BPA was first envisioned, we wanted to create something that not only delivered opportunities for other people to become wealthy, but also find a way to give back to the community, since we have been fortunate enough through the support of others. Big Picture’s current main donation funds go to Hopes and Dreams, however we regularly support a range of other volunteer organisations.
Big Picture has supported and would like to thank the following organisations for their outstanding service to the community and the environment:
Hopes and Dreams
Mission: Hopes and Dreams is dedicated to delivering self-sustaining, poverty breaking solutions through micro enterprise and water development projects in Africa and India.
Vision: H+D see a world where every person has access to clean, safe water and improved health. We see people’s lives transformed as we provide them a “hand up and not a hand out” as they make their own way out of poverty. We see people (women, children, families & whole communities) not walking in the same steps as their parents, but seeing them have a hope and a future.
Hopes and Dreams is dedicated to delivering self-sustaining, poverty breaking solutions through micro enterprise and water development projects in Africa and India.
As an organisation they believe that these two main keys; Micro Enterprise Development, (i.e. empower women to have their own small business) and bringing access to clean water, (coupled with education) can break the cycle of poverty for generations.
Each of these solutions are aligned to help achieve the Millennium Development Goals.
H+D Directly addresses
Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
Target → By 2030, eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere (currently measured as people living on less than $1.25 a day) & reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children of all ages living in poverty in all its dimensions according to national definitions.
• 836 million people still live in extreme poverty
• About one in five persons in developing regions lives on less than $1.25 per day
Goal 6: Ensure access to water and sanitation for all
Target → By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all & achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls and those in vulnerable situations.
• 663 million people are still without access to clean, safe drinking water
• At least 1.8 billion people globally use a source of drinking water that is fecally contaminated
H+D In-directly addresses
Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
Target → By 2030, end preventable deaths of children under 5 years of age, with all countries aiming to reduce under-5 mortality to at least as low as 25 per 1,000 live births.
Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Target →End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere & eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation.
Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
Target → By 2020, substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training.
Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries
Target → By 2030, progressively achieve and sustain income growth of the bottom 40 per cent of the population at a rate higher than the national average.
Goal 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
Target → Strengthen domestic resource mobilization, including through international support to developing countries.
Option 1: Online Donation
Making an online donation to Hopes and Dreams is easy and safe. Click on the DONATE button below, which will take you to PayPal – a secure payment site where credit card donations can be made.
NOTE: You do not need to have a PayPal account to continue.
Option 2: Direct Deposit
Step 1: Direct Bank Deposit (online or in branch)
National Australia Bank
Hopes and Dreams Inc.
Account Number: 821624822
Note: Ongoing regular deposits need to be arranged with your bank.
Step 2: Email us your donations details
We receive multiple direct deposit donations so please assist us by providing your donation details. Please email email@example.com the following information:
a) the name and address to email (or post) the tax deductible receipt to;
b) the details of your deposit;
c) if you have a preference for your funds being allocated to a specific project.
Option 3: Cheque
If you would like to make a donation by cheque, please make the cheque payable to Hopes and Dreams Inc. and send it to
PO Box 712, Reservoir, Victoria 3073 Australia.
For any further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We thank you in advance for your donation and for being part of the solution.