You have 20 Million reasons to be proud

So it started just over 4 years ago. We signed our first cheque as a charitable foundation for £72.97p (we’d actually raised a total of £689.64 between 36 donors when you included all donations through Just Giving that month, but it was significant that £72.97 had come formally through the charitable foundation for the first […]

Back to School with Power. Giving light with 1%

Solar Aid’s mission is to light up Africa with solar technology. Using a social enterprise model lamps and trasportation etc are subsidised by donation (just £3/lamp) and then sold at an affordable price to rural communities. This model allows affordable purchase of solar technology and eliminates communities reliance on kerosene lamps. Kerosene is both expensive […]

Hello Germany!

The Other One Percent   Liverpool – a name standing for Rock’n’Roll, UNESCO world heritage, football, poverty or European capital of culture. Apart from the Beatles, Liverpool has been the birthplace to different characters like Sir Simon Rattle, Wayne Rooney and Peter Shaffer. Despite better economic days, the Mersey metropolis figures are still among the […]

Be One Percent Kids Onesie Run Success!

      by Luca & Amy! We arrived at the Festival Gardens and set up around 1pm on the day of the run.  We had a cheeky subway before our run and we met the Festival Garden rangers – Caroline & Paul! People started arriving and there was onesies everywhere!  Camouflage, reindeer, dinosaur, pink […]

Not just any Gig – Bringing the tour home for 1%

This coming thursday there is a very special Paul Weller Gig happening in my home town of Liverpool. It’s a special gig for me because it’s where two of my worlds meet. In aid of Be One Percent Foundation the money raised will be used for projects fighting poverty for some of the worlds poorest […]

127 giving 1% set to donate over £50,000 in the next year

Its been 3 months since our second birthday (where did the summer go?) and our most recent member count brings us to 127 regular 1%Givers. In the last six months we have given 1% for bee hives, clean water for 3 communities, 1,755 malaria nets, school meals in 4 schools for a year, drip irrigation kits and water storage for 10 […]

96 Members and counting. Small group. Big Impact.

The dust has settled a little for me now. We got back from our first field trip to Malawi 2 weeks ago. Though I didtn’t know what to expect, it was everything you might hear from someone going on a trip like that. Life changing, perspective changing, shocking, inspiring, thought provoking. Emotional, upsetting, exciting and […]

Changing the way we count our members

This year Be One Percent is changing the way we count our 1%Members. To date we have counted anyone who has given to Be One Percent  campaigns over a 12 month period. After discussion and agreement at the last trustee meeting we felt for transparency and simplicity it would be clearer to only include those as […]

Water Pumps for 7 Villages in Zambia

Another month of fundraising and we have hit our 100th Be One Percent donor. With additional contributions from The Mando Foundation we raised a staggering £3,245.11 last month. This is again beyond our target and will buy seven water pumps for Village Water projects. As part of their work this will bring safe and sustainable […]

September 2012 – Bringing safe and sustainable water to 1,190 people

Our chosen partner this month is Village Water, which provides hygiene education and sustainable water for rural villages in western Zambia. Diarrhoea is one of the leading causes of infant mortality in poor countries and a major contributor to malnutrition, throughout the life span. The safe disposal of human excreta, coupled with basic hygiene practices, […]