Back to school… after ISIS occupation

Our July 1% will repair a school in Duhok, Kurdistan that was damaged by ISIS occupation We’ll be funding repairs at Sina School through Partners Relief & Development benefitting 148 pupils and their families. The Yazidi communities in Kurdistan, Northern Iraq where our school is based were some of the most horrifically persecuted by ISIS […]

News from the DRC

In January 2018 220 members donated enough to supply solar panels for a health centre for internally displaced people in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The centre is in Kasindi, an urbanisation of around 50,000 people close to the Ugandan border. It opened in November 2019 and offers vaccinations, tropical disease treatment, family planning, sexual […]

What 1% Looks Like

Last July our members funded a project with Pump Aid to provide a pre-school in the Mchinji District of western Malawi with clean water for the first time. The project has now been completed and we’re delighted to receive reports back from the community who are benefiting from our 1%. Mphatso Community-Based Childcare Centre (CBCC) […]

Witnessing the joy your 1% brings

Hi, my names Luca and in February I was lucky enough to go out to Malawi with Be One Percent and see with my own eyes some of the amazing work that we are supporting. For this blog post I wanted to focus on the universal feeling of joy and what we experienced of that […]

Helping women build brilliant businesses with Deki

Since 2013 Be One Percent has been working with Deki to deliver micro-loans (small loans of £30-£400) to some of the world’s most marginalised people, helping them to work their way out of poverty. In this time we have invested nearly £60,000 with Deki. This has delivered 1,251 life changing loans, to the value of […]

A safe space to play

We asked Vicky Ferguson, the CEO of this month’s charity partner Glad’s House, to write a guest blog for us explaining why the work her organisation does is so important to the homeless young people of Mombasa; “I have been working with street children in Mombasa since 2005 – my first experiences were on the […]

An HIV-Free Generation

This December we will be working in the African country of Lesotho for the first time. We’ll be supporting mothers2mothers in their mission to end the transmission of HIV from mother to child. Here, Liako a ‘Mentor Mother’ from the m2m Lesotho programme explains how her personal journey spurred her on to help others. My […]

Chitakale Primary School, Malawi

Every day hundreds of children are being drawn to the classroom with the promise of a meal thanks to our small community of 1% givers. Chitakale Primary School in Blantyre, Southern Malawi is one of the three schools we sponsor through the Mary’s Meals feeding programme. Mary’s Meals is a simple idea that works – […]

Digital tech taking life saving care into communities

Our October 1% will reach 4,800 people with life saving care within their communities. Living Goods recruits, equips and manages networks of entrepreneurial men and women as Community Health Workers (CHWs). Armed with a smart phone they go door-to-door providing health education, diagnosis, medicine and products. This model is saving and improving the lives of […]