Image of Matt on a previous anti-poverty journey



In 2006 Matt Napier took a trip to Nepal to visit a friend and what he saw there changed his life for ever!  It was the first time that Matt had seen extreme poverty on a large scale and he felt compelled to do something about it.

Since then Matt has become an adventurer, businessman and philanthropist who wants to make the world a better place for all. Matt takes on extraordinary challenges to raise awareness of global poverty and prove that anything is possible if you put your mind to it.

Matt is also a motivational speaker, drawing on his own personal experiences to motivate and inspire others to reach their full potential in life.  Matt speaks with honesty and passion, encouraging people to overcome adversity and achieve what others say is impossible.

Matt’s journeys have included:

  • 1,900km walking the length of Namibia through the Namib desert and along the skeleton coast
  • 2,300km walk across Southern Africa kicking a soccerball, doing it living on just $1.50 a day from Walvis Bay, Namibia to Maputo, Mozambique in 2016
  • 4,500km walk from Perth to Sydney bouncing an Aussie Rules football in 2013
  • 3,800km bike ride from Perth to Canberra in 2012

By taking on these extraordinary challenges it helps Matt gain a better understanding of his role and purpose in this world.

Matt’s motto is “failure is not an option”.