Welcome to Episode 11 of Good Will Hunters! This week on the show I chat with Maddy Vaughan, the Senior Programs Manager at Adara Development. Adara is proof that the power of business can be used to improve the lives of people in poverty. The Adara Group consists of two Australian corporate advisory businesses, Adara Advisors and Adara Partners, whose sole purpose is to support the non-profit international development organisation, Adara Development. Together, the organisations work to improve health and education for women, children and communities in need. The Adara businesses fund all core support costs of Adara Development, allowing 100% of other donations received to go directly to our projects.
Maddy and I chat about Adara’s programs in Uganda and Nepal, and why being “100 metres wide and 100 miles deep” can be a great thing! Adara focuses on doing small projects to the highest possible standard, exemplifying best practice or “gold standard development” in all that they do. Their impact is being felt far and wide, and I was so moved by the incredible stories of success Maddy shared with me. From building neonatal intensive care units in Uganda, to educating girls at risk of trafficking in Nepal, this is an organisation that demonstrate the unbelievable impact the private sector and the not for profit sector can have when they work together and pioneer innovative, groundbreaking models of funding and operating.