Changing Lives in 2017

Happy New Year! We welcomed new members over the Christmas break. There are now 200 of us regularly giving our 1% to help end poverty. Our first project of 2017 will be with our micro-finance partner Deki, so we can help budding entrepreneurs start the year with enough investment to get their businesses off the ground. […]

More Good News

We are one year closer to ending poverty! 2016 was a great year for our small collective. In 12 months 199 individuals have raised over £70,000 to help the world’s poorest people. We’ve calculated how many people have benefited from our 1% this year and the numbers are staggering. Before we blow your minds, we’d […]

Empowering mums to break the AIDS cycle

Our final project for 2016 is another new partnership for Be One Percent. We are pleased to be supporting mothers2mothers, an outstanding organisation who work with women in Africa to break the cycle of paediatric AIDS. The transmission of HIV from mothers to child is preventable. Since its founding in 2001, m2m has become a […]

Fighting Dirty (Water)

We’re fighting dirty water this month for a hard-to-reach community in rural Ethiopia. November will be the second month of fundraising for our water project with charity: water. In the past ten years the organisation have brought clean water to more than 6.3 million people around the world, and this year we will be helping […]

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 […]