“I’m a descendant of a family of brave, strong, hardworking and resilient women who all ran successful small businesses in their birth country Vietnam and in countries abroad when they settled there as refugees. It was the only way they knew how to support their families, pay for their kids’ education and create jobs so that others in the community can do the same. The large picture you see above is of my mother and her sisters sitting in front of my aunt’s food store in Vietnam. These small businesses are integral to communities around the world – without them our economies would not be the same.
It was only natural for me to then open my own clinic 2 years after graduating from Podiatry School. I have never looked back. Over the years the impact of this venture has never ceased to amaze me. The ripple effect of helping others achieve their goals through helping them restore movement has been a force that has kept me going.
Our business has grown over the years and we are ready to amplify our impact, do good and give back to our community and those less fortunate than ourselves around the world. We pledge to make a difference by donating 1% of our revenue to our partner charity – Opportunity International Australia. As well as that, we run an employee volunteer program in which team members are given paid days off each year to volunteer in the community to a charity of their choice.”
Ngan (Kim) Harwood – Director of The Footcare Clinic