Clean Water – Ethiopia

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 150,000 giving impacts (smiles) via this project in the 2021/2022 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

Building Schools – Cambodia

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 2021/2022 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 establish a company, trust or SMSF for a client

Irrigation – Kenya

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 2021/2022 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

Food Security – Malawi

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 140,000 giving impacts (smiles) via this project in the 2021/2022 Financial year.

We will give 365 days worth of grain seed to nourish children in Malawi each time:

  • Someone does our online financial health check
  • We connect with someone on facebook or linked-in
  • We create a video or case study for our website
  • We post something to social media

Building Wells – Malawi & Zambia

In the villages of Malawi and Zambia, high infant and child mortality are caused by water and sanitation related diseases. These problems are made even worse by a lack of knowledge about proper hygiene.

The construction of wells results in less time wasted walking to find clean water some distance away and enables people to work more regularly as trips to the doctor and hospital visits are reduced and waterborne diseases become less common.

This B1G1 approved project is managed by Every Home Global Concern, and Australian registered charity.

This is a new project for us for 2021/2022, and we aim to give access to 150,000 days’ worth of clean water this financial year.

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

  • We do an hour of continuing professional education:
  • A client attends an event we hold

We will give 1825 days access to life-saving clean water to families in Malawi and Zambia each time:

  • We attend a conference or seminar (including virtual attendance);
  • We send out a newsletter to our clients.