Giving Back

FlexiResourcing gives back one third of its profits to groups who help women come out of difficult situations

Positive Social Impact Company

 

FlexiResourcing addresses financial need in the lives of Australians especially people who need to work flexibly because of other commitments.

We do this in two ways. One is by providing flexible work and small business opportunities which enable women and men to meet their commitments such as care for their children or full time study.  The second way is our policy – Giving Back 1/3.  We give back to: 1/ groups that help mainly women facing difficult circumstances to improve their lives so they can become work ready and 2/ we give back to our flexi workers.

FlexiResourcing wants to address poverty head on with a practical solution that works.  Addressing one person at a time we will eventually make a difference to the lives of multiple women, children and families across Australia and later New Zealand.

The Need To Work Flexibly

 

FlexiResourcing reaches out to three types of workers

 

  • Women (and men who are primary carers) who want to prioritise parenting, who are highly skilled and experienced and need rewarding work within their skill set that pays well.
  • Full time university students who are not eligible for government financial assistance. This could be international students, students who have experienced family hardship, students who are compromising their choices putting their health and lives at risk to make ends meet.
  • People over 50 who have strong work experience and have been marginalised because of their age.

Studies show when women are empowered in a society to earn enough to support themselves

and their family, positive significant change occurs and

they come out of poverty.

Giving Back

 

FlexiResourcing’s policy of Giving Back 1/3 seeks to help its flexi workers and future flexi workers overcome the challenges they may be facing personally.  Challenges such as the need to retrain or update work skills; the need for housing after a divorce; or financial assistance with child care costs so as to release a single parent to work.
Some women can find themselves in very trying financial circumstances especially if they are single parenting. With the divorce rate hovering around 50% in Australia single mums’ can be your local dentist or a corporate professional for example.  Also full time students who are not eligible for government financial assistance can find it incredibly hard to survive.  Financially, it can be a huge struggle for these people no matter if they are professionally trained or not. There are many reasons why. One is a need to find rewarding well paid work that fits around their commitments.
Without compromising significantly, women who are primary carers for children struggle to meet the 8am-5pm plus commute expectation a full-time role in their area of expertise demands.
Full time after-school and holiday care is a huge cost.  Companies with flexible work policies are policies only and not practice, many women report.
Part time work is low paid and cannot support a single person let alone a family.
As each FlexiResourcing cell becomes profitable it will give back one third of its profit to the above demographics within the community of the originating cell.  Over time, a FlexiResourcing cell could become a very positive influence to its direct community.

Further reading about financial independence

 

Micro finance not-for-profit organisations such Opportunity International and the Gremeen Bank for the Poor in India, have found if women are assisted in becoming financially independent the family comes out of poverty. Stories from the Gremeen Bank report their loans help women start a small enterprise which quickly sees them earn enough money for good food and clean water.  As a result the women send their children to school for an education which greatly assists in breaking the poverty cycle.

Here in the west poverty exists but it’s out of view.  Poverty has a different face and can result in some women making decisions based on a need for finance, that puts their health and lives at risk. If they have dependents, their children’s health and safety is also at risk.

Some of those choices could be partnering quickly after a marriage breakdown which ends them in a jumping-out-of-the-frying-pan-into-the-fire type experience. Research shows domestic violence is predominantly directed toward women by men they know.

 

FlexiResourcing through its connections with Not-For-Profits knows some international students here in Australia are choosing prostitution to financially support them self. We also know some single parents also choose this lifestyle. What a choice!

 

FlexiResourcing seeks to provide viable alternative solutions to earn finance for the women who come across our paths.

 

Business owners, join with us to make a difference in our backyard.  Head to our Contact Us page and send us a note.