Clean Water

At Excel Financial Advisors we believe small businesses working together for a common cause can create great things.  The global giving movement, Buy1Give1 (B1G1), is an excellent example.  Over the past 13 years, B1G1 members have collectively made over 210,000,000 giving impacts which deliver a bit of hope and encouragement and have empowered people all over the world to build a better future.

One of the B1G1 approved projects we’re supporting again this year is managed by the Wellwishers Trust, a support organisation which funds the construction of Hand-Dug Water Wells in the northern Ethiopian province of Tigray.  The programme also includes training & education in Health & Sanitation matters as well as Family Planning.

Without a well, women spend an average of 3 hours every day collecting about 20 litres) of polluted water from sources often shared with defecating livestock.   Children, especially girls, help collect water instead of going to school.

Carrying capacity limits water to 4 litres per family member per day.  The World Health Organisation targets 20 litres per person per day minimum.   Up to 20% of children under the age of 5 die from water borne diseases.

Wells are constructed using portable equipment and village labour.  The clean water provided by these wells eliminates water-borne diseases, significantly reduces the time taken to provide water for the family freeing up time for family care and other income producing activities.  It allows girls the time to attend school and helps break the poverty cycle.

We have linked four of our business activities to giving events in support of this project and have a target of making a further 140,000 giving impacts (smiles) via this project in the 2020/2021 financial year.

We will give 365 days access to life-saving clean water to families in Ethiopia each time:

  • we do your personal tax return
  • a new client engages us
  • we sell or give away a copy of “Better Business, Better Life, Better World – The Movement”.
  • we do your quarterly Business Activity statement

Bricks

At Excel Financial Advisors we believe small businesses working together for a common cause can create great things.  The global giving movement, Buy1Give1 (B1G1), is an excellent example.  Over the past 13 years, B1G1 members have collectively made over 210,000,000 giving impacts which deliver a bit of hope and encouragement and have empowered people all over the world to build a better future.

In Cambodia, only 40% of children make it to Grade 9.  Of the students who do enrol in lower secondary school (grades 7-9), 22% drop out before graduating.  This is not because education is not valued.  The main drivers for low enrolment and high dropout rates are the distance to travel to schools, or poverty with the need for children to work to contribute to family income.

One of the B1G1 approved projects we’re supporting again this year is managed by This Life Cambodia.  Funds raised will be used to build classrooms, dormitories, ablution blocks and walls for schools in rural communities.

School dormitories provide housing to young teachers who are often undertaking their first placements far from their own communities, and also housing for students who live too far from the school to travel daily.  The dormitories have proven effective for retaining teachers, encouraging continued enrolment, and building stronger school communities.

We have linked four of our business activities to giving events in support of this project and have a target of making a further 20,000 giving impacts (smiles) via this project in the 2020/2021 Financial year.

We will give 300 bricks towards building school facilities each time:

  • we arrange a home loan for you
  • we prepare a financial plan for you
  • we prepare a business plan or tax plan for a client
  • we attend a conference or seminar

Irrigation

At Excel Financial Advisors we believe small businesses working together for a common cause can create great things.  The global giving movement, Buy1Give1 (B1G1), is an excellent example.  Over the past 13 years, B1G1 members have collectively made over 210,000,000 giving impacts which deliver a bit of hope and encouragement and have empowered people all over the world to build a better future.

Most people in parts of rural Kenya live in extreme poverty (less than $2 per day).   These areas have high levels of unemployment, maternal and child mortality rates, and diseases associated with malnutrition.  The best way to overcome these issues is by helping local communities implement projects that build capacity to generate their own income and improve access to basic services long-term.

One of the B1G1 approved projects we’re supporting again this year is managed by World Youth International.  By providing funding for irrigation it helps provide food security for rural communities, with the projects supporting fruit and vegetable gardens and maize crops for sustainable income and nutrition.

Community members are required to contribute to the project, which is a hand-up to help grow food for years to come, rather than providing a hand-out of food which is neither sustainable nor empowering.

We have linked four of our business activities to giving events in support of this project and have a target of making a further 140,000 giving impacts (smiles) via this project in the 2020/2021 financial year.

We will give 1216 days of irrigation support to farmers in a rural village in Kenya each time:

  • someone provides us with a testimonial
  • someone refers a client to us
  • we do your year-end business accounting
  • we do your year-end SMSF accounting