Treating 18,000 kids from deadly disease

Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI) at Imperial College London have made it their mission to eliminate schistosomiasis across Sub-Saharan Africa. The deadly tropical disease is among a handful of parasitic and bacterial infections threatening 836 million children worldwide. Without treatment, these kids could die or suffer a lifetime of disabilities and severe pain. Treating them, as […]

Be One Percent World Cup

We are a small charity based in Liverpool having a life-changing effect on people all over the world. To celebrate our work and the World Cup, we are hosting our first ever five-a-side tournament on the 29th July. Join us and help keep World Cup fever alive until the end of the month! In the […]

Lasting, positive change with Pump Aid

Malawi is one of the world’s poorest nations and its children face multiple challenges. Over 7 million Malawians do not have reliable access to safe water, Diarrhoea is the second biggest killer of kids under-five and stunting is common. Pump Aid, our July partner, gives young children in Malawi a chance to fulfill their potential […]

Google welcomes Be One Percent

It’s not every day that Google invites you to its worldwide headquarters, so when Be One Percent were asked to be part of Google Serve month we gratefully accepted. Every June, Googlers (Google employees) all around the globe are encouraged to spend some of their working hours away from their desks, volunteering with charities. We […]

160,000 school meals!

This year 200 and something people giving 1% of their income each month will feed 160,000 lunches to children who may otherwise go hungry. Working with Mary’s Meals, our small collective will sponsor 812 children giving them the chance to gain an all-important education, without the distraction of hunger. We’ll fundraise over two months to […]

Investing in an entire continent through malaria prevention

For our birthday this year we will be partnering with Against Malaria, the organisation ranked #1 in the GiveWell top charities list that has been working tirelessly for 15 years to protect the world’s poorest communities from the potential devastation of malaria. Malaria kills half a million people every year and 400 million fall ill. […]

Improving child health in Bangladesh

The good news is that Bangladesh has made lots of progress in improving levels of nutrition, with the number of underweight children under five having halved in the past 15 years. The bad news is that there are still communities who aren’t being reached. 14% of under five’s experience wasting and 13% of married women […]

Kicking up a stink – clean water & safe loos for 250 people

Our March 1% will bring clean water and somewhere safe to go to the loo to 250 people in rural Africa. We’re working with Self Help Africa on their programme in Naki in Togo, helping to provide safe water and sanitation to the 74% of people who currently live without. Natural water sources are scarce […]

A success story

In July last year we worked with United Purpose on a project to help improve food security for 20,000 smallholder farmers and their communities in Khulna and Bagerhat, Bangladesh. Our 1% funded training for 100 micro-entrepreneurs, selected by their local community to provide agricultural training and business skills to other local farmers. This month they’ve […]

6,984 lives changed by Micro-finance

This February we are partnering with Deki, a charity that empowers people living in poverty to change the course of their lives by providing access to ethical microloans and training. We’ve been supporting Deki since 2013. Our first ever loan was for £90 to Daouda Oseni in Lome, Togo, who wished to increase his shoe […]