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 […]

Photos From Our 5th Birthday

Here’s some shots of our 5th Birthday celebrations last Thursday. Thank you to all those who came to The Be One Percent Big Pub Quiz to help us celebrate. A massive thank you to Camp and Furnace for providing the venue, Mersey STEM for sponsoring the solar lights on each table, Piccolino Liverpool for sponsoring […]

A Brighter, Cleaner Future

Our partnership with SolarAid has raised over £9,000 and provided over 13,000 people with clean and affordable energy in Africa over the past two years. SolarAid work in the hardest to reach areas of Africa where infrastructure is poor and poverty is rife. The organisation empowers the people of these communities with the choice to […]

The Be One Percent Big Pub Quiz

We started in 2011 with a simple idea: a few people commit to giving 1% of their income each month to help eradicate poverty. That first month eight members funded malaria treatments for 332 people. Five years on there’s nearly 200 of us across the UK giving 1% each month to help the world’s poorest […]

End Malaria For Good

The 25th of April is World Malaria Day. The theme for 2016 is “End Malaria For Good.” An achievable global goal we can all get behind. We’re nearly five years old (we’ll be marking our Birthday in May) so to start celebrations and proudly play our part in ending malaria, we’ll be working with our […]

Be One Percent Business Lunch

We’re inviting our North West based friends to join us for the Be One Percent business lunch on the 22nd April. Meet other Liverpool businesses (big and small) and enjoy lunch on us and a talk from Dr Bob Doherty on the beginnings of Divine Chocolate. Be One Percent is a network of individuals who […]

What we’re doing for World Water Day 2016

Our goal this March is to bring clean water to 1,000 people… and in doing so do so much more. To observe World Water Day, we are partnering with Concern Universal to deliver clean, safe water to a community in the Northwest region of Cameroon. We’ll be using 100% of our member’s donations to build […]