THE HIDDEN PHILANTHROPIST
SEASON 1, EPISODE 07
THE HIDDEN PHILANTHROPIST talks to KATE AUSTIN
If ever there was a person who has not only survived, but thrived when faced with unimaginable hardship and abuse, Kate Austin is that person. Kate has an incredible story to tell about the place and time in her life that was her lightbulb moment.
Andrew Purdie sits with Kate Austin – founder of Pinchapoo and engaging international speaker, social justice warrior, motivator and energetic visionary. Kate experienced unimaginable hardship and abuse growing up, which led her creating Pinchapoo, helping thousands of Aussies experiencing hygiene poverty. Andrew explores her passion and desire to continuously serve her community not just locally but country-wide, with the intention of meeting basic necessities for individuals and entire households. Her enthusiastic approach to everything she puts her hands to has enabled her to grow Pinchapoo alongside her dedicated team of staff and volunteers, and she encourages listeners on the difference that they can make with what they have – whether it be ideas, resource, time or money. Listeners are given the opportunity to get involved with Pinchapoo.
Key Topics & Chapter Markers –
- Kate growing up and how Pinchapoo all began, why Pinchapoo is desperately needed in Australia [01:14]
- Volunteers, fundraising, Kate’s vision for Pinchapoo [22:36]
- Kate’s healing journey, stories from Pinchapoo, working together to bring the vision to life [28:26]