Coffs Quota is dedicated to making a difference
FOR those who want to do good and those who need help, Quota International Inc is a non-profit organisation empowering women, children, the deaf, hard of hearing, and speech impaired in local communities around the world.
It was started in 1919 by five business women and today there are more than 5000 Quota members in 14 countries around the world.
Though the projects and partnerships may have changed over the past 100 years, one thing remains the same, Quotarians continue to make a difference globally and in local communities.
Notably they have provided funding to CARE for a home canning project in Turkey, the building of schools in Korea, nurses training in Kabul, clean water in Kenya, feeding projects in the Philippines, and child care in India; partnered with UNICEF to immunise children in Uganda and provide oral rehydration therapy for children in Bhutan; and organised Sound Beginnings projects for women and children, living through drought and poverty, barriers to education, and natural disasters, including those who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Quota World Service projects provide aid to tens of thousands of women and children living in poverty - from supporting the only medical center in Paranaque, Philippines; to providing business skills for deaf teens and mothers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and distributing relief supplies when natural disasters hit in places like Mandaue, Philippines.
Funded 100% by donations, World Service projects are managed by Quota members in local communities who understand the needs. Because Quotarians are there long-term, sticking around to help in their communities when others have moved on, in 2000, Quota's World Service Hand in Hand program received international recognition by the United Nations Association with the Blue Ribbon Award.