Well well well

This November we are partnering with charity: water to bring clean water to 300 people in Ethiopia. In 2016 we funded a water project for a village in the Northern region and this year our 1% will pay for another two. Two communities in Tigray will receive a Rehabilitated drilled well, reaching deep into the ground to provide clean […]

Happy Friday

This month we are fundraising to provide a safe space for the homeless children of Kenya to go every single Friday for a year. ‘Papasa’ the drop-in centre run by our partner Glad’s House, offers respite from the challenges of living on the streets. The centre is open 2-3 days a week and set in […]

See where your giving is going

Our newest charity partner show us how innovative engineering and a simple supply chain can produce a self-sustaining social business concept. One Dollar Glasses are committed to help end poverty by getting prescription glasses to some of the 150 million people who need them worldwide. The brainchild of ex teacher Martin Aufmuth from Erlangen in Germany, […]

Why Mata Matters

The Man United and Spanish footballer, Juan Mata, has pledged 1% to social projects, with the ultimate goal that 1% of everything football generates could go to a central fund to change tens of thousands of lives. This idea is not new to us here at Be One Percent, because we’ve being doing exactly that […]

Improving Food Security & Livelihoods in Bangladesh

This July we’re partnering with United Purpose to help improve food security for 20,000 smallholder farmers and their communities in Khulna and Bagerhat. Located in the south western coastal belt of Bangladesh, these districts suffer storms and cyclones and face waterlogging due to rising sea levels and poor irrigation. Our 1% will train 100 micro-entrepreneurs, […]

Celebrating 6 Years of Be One Percent

Steve and I started Be One Percent as an experiment, so as we approach our birthday I have to pinch myself to believe that we have really have raised over £340,000 in the past six years. It’s a journey that’s been fantastic all along the way. When we first came together in 2011 we were […]

Where our 1% will go this June

Our June pot will go to our established partners SCI so they can continue to treat children and at-risk adults from two of the most deadly neglected tropical diseases. Schistosomiasis and intestinal worms can cause severe pain, long-term disability and death, with school-age children at particular risk. Controlling these devastating diseases is vital if we […]

We’re jumping in the Mersey!

Thank you to those of you who joined us last night to celebrate our 6th Birthday at the Big Pub Quiz. We announced that if we recruited five new members we’d do an outrageous dare … and guess what? We’ve had seven sign-ups so far! That means that our co-founders Matt and Steve plus some (not so) willing friends will be swimming in […]

1% For Water: We’re Drilling Another Well!

We first worked with charity: water last year when we raised £9.5K to build a well for over 200 people in a remote village in Ethiopia. The project is currently under construction supported by members of the community and we look forward to sharing some news on its progress soon. What’s better than one well? […]

4.4 million safe night’s sleep

This month we are fundraising to provide 4,050 people with Long Life Insecticide Nets (LLIN) to protect them from malaria. In the past fifteen years malaria mortality rates have dropped by about half, yet it remains both a major cause and a consequence of global poverty and inequality. Malaria is preventable. An LLIN protects up […]