New Gig Announced – Unplugged For Poverty

  Four Acoustic Artists. One Gig. All for Clean Water On the 10th November, we are hosting an acoustic evening for our members and friends in Liverpool. Every penny of proceeds will go towards funding a water project in Ethiopia, where 42 million people still lack access to clean water. For November, we are partnering with charity: water […]

Generation Hope

We feed 1,451 children every school day. Working with our long-standing partner Mary’s Meals, we sponsor three schools in Malawi and one in Liberia. By providing a daily meal in a place of education, some of the world’s poorest children are attracted to the classroom where they can gain a basic education that provides an […]

Celebrating £100K in Microloans with the story of Lucy

Thanks to every single member of our network we have now lent over £100,000 in microloans through our charity partner Deki. Deki empowers people living in poverty to create sustainable livelihoods by providing access to ethical microloans and training. We topped up our lending pot this month with an extra £13,404.29, which we claimed in Gift […]

A new charity partner for a new school year

As we see the little people in our lives off to school for a new year, we will be working with a new partner on a really exciting project which will bring books to children who would otherwise have no access to education. Glad’s House are a small charity operating in Mombasa, Kenya. Since 2006 […]

£1.43 will give a baby a safer start

Every £1.43 we raise in August will benefit one woman of childbearing age in Ghana, where maternal mortality has been described as a national emergency. Over-reliance on traditional (often unqualified) birth attendants means that many families overlook the free maternal health care available to them and only 35% of women give birth under the supervision […]

An A+ Charity Partner

Over the past 14 years The Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI) at Imperial College London, have made it their mission to support the control and elimination of schistosomiasis. Around a billion people suffer from neglected tropical diseases, with schistosomiasis being the most deadly, yet many of us have never heard of them. Without treatment, NTDs lead […]

Celebrating fathers everywhere

We’re celebrating fathers day by sharing a micro-finance success story. Through our charity partners Deki, we have funded loans totalling over £70,000 to enable people living in extreme poverty to build sustainable livelihoods which benefit themselves, their families and their communities. Back in 2012, 38-year-old Bronex Nyirenda was struggling to provide for his family. Every […]

Why Water?

As we launch a new campaign this month with charity: water, we ask the question… ‘what does clean water bring to a community?’ Sanitation and Hygiene: Access to clean water promotes hand washing. Washing your hands is the best way to prevent water related diseases. Health: 80% of diseases in developing countries are waterborne and […]

I’m Proud to Be One Percent

We’re a young charity that have built our fundraising on a small idea. Giving 1% to support the worlds poorest communities. Altruism, charity, income re-distribution. There are lots of ways you can think about the charity model. But the purpose of charity is simple, we exist to help people. We give proportionally so those that […]

Proud To #BeOnePercent

We’re asking our members and friends to help us celebrate our network turning five by sharing what makes them proud to #BeOnePercent. Members and those on our mailing list with receive a pack in the post with a party hat, a sign and a copy of our five year report. Here’s Matt and Steve, Be […]