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 […]

Breaking the taboo of periods in Zambia

Village Water are working to remove the barriers that stop girls attending school by providing menstrual health programmes with roots in the wider community. Our September 1% will go to six schools in Zambia reaching 2,629 girls and 2,404 boys. The scheme educates boys and girls in school as well as teachers and parents, helping […]

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 […]