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 12 years, B1G1 members have collectively made over 185,000,000 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 100,000 giving impacts (smiles) via this project in the 2019/2020financial year.

WellWishers Trust ABN 20 438 857 300 is registered as a Deductible Gift Recipient with the ATO.  Donations of $2 and over are tax deductible.

If you would like to support this great cause and help us with our 365 Days / 365,000 Smiles campaign  find us on B1G1

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 11 years, B1G1 members have collectively made over 150,000,000 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 15,000 giving impacts (smiles) via this project in the 2018/2019 Financial year.

This Life Cambodia ABN 12 806 513 245 is registered as a Deductible Gift Recipient with the ATO.  Donations of $2 and over are tax deductible.

If you would like to support this great cause and help us with our 365 Days / 365,000 Smiles campaign find us on B1G1

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 12 years, B1G1 members have collectively made over 185,000,000 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 100,000 giving impacts (smiles) via this project in the 2019/2020 financial year.

Word Youth International ABN 52 060 813 541 is registered as a Deductible Gift Recipient with the ATO.  Donations of $2 and over are tax deductible.

If you would like to support this great cause and help us with our 365 Days / 365,000 Smiles campaign find us on B1G1.

Grain Seed

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 12 years, B1G1 members have collectively made over 185,000,000 giving impacts which deliver a bit of hope and encouragement and have empowered people all over the world to build a better future.

Malawi is a small landlocked country in southeast Africa.  It is one of the least developed countries in the world with corruption, poverty and the high rate of HIV/AIDS continuing to hamper development efforts.  Most Malawians rely on subsistence farming, but its single major natural resource – agricultural land – is under severe pressure from rapid population growth. The country is also prone to natural disasters of both extremes – from droughts to floods – putting it in constant need of food aid every year. Malawi has a low life expectancy and high infant mortality.

Imagine being a child whose stomach is bloated from malnutrition or only being able to eat one meal of maize porridge on a good day.  Many impoverished children suffer from diseases of malnutrition and lack access to nutritious food.

One of the B1G1 approved projects we’re supporting again this year is managed by Every Home Global Concern, an organisation which distributes grain seed, fruit and vegetable seedlings to people in both Malawi and Zambia as part of a food security project.  They also provide training in nutrition and conservation farming methods as well as broader health, sanitation and income generation subjects.

We have linked four of our business activities to giving events in support of this project and have a target of making a further 100,000 giving impacts (smiles) via this project in the 2019/2020 Financial year.

Every Home Global Concern ABN 88 001 276 240 is registered as a Deductible Gift Recipient with the ATO.  Donations of $2 and over are tax deductible.

If you would like to support this great cause and help us with our 365 Days / 365,000 Smiles campaign find us on B1G1.

Library

Excel_Advisors_Buy1Give1_Library_Books

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 12 years, B1G1 members have collectively made over 185,000,000 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 new B1G1 approved projects we’re supporting this year is managed by Free To Shine, an Australian based organisation focused on preventing sex-trafficking in Cambodia.    Their goal is to keep girls in school and keep them out of sex slavery.

Free to Shine run several programs in the Siem Reap Province of Cambodia designed to help make it easier for girls to stay in school.   These programs involve providing education material, water filters, and field staff whose role is to educate the families of the benefits of keeping the girls in school and identifying alternatives to the common problem of the girls being pressured into the sex trade to support themselves or their families.  The projects are developed with the support of the local communities where they are currently operating in 59 villages.

We felt this program was a good fit with the school building programs we are supporting through B1G1 and This Life Cambodia and look forward to doing our small part to help achieve their objectives.

We have linked four of our business activities to giving events in support of this project and have a target of making   50,000 giving impacts (smiles) via this project in the 2019/2020 Financial year.

Free To Shine ABN 58 143 986 074 is registered as a Deductible Gift Recipient with the ATO.  Donations of $2 and over are tax deductible.

If you would like to support this great cause and help us with our 365 Days / 365,000 Smiles campaign find us on B1G1