Business for Good: Our August Contribution

August 8, 2018 12:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Hello Everyone!

As you may or may not know, The Garis Group are proud partners of B1G1-Business for Good.

B1G1 is a Social Enterprise and non-profit organisation with a mission to create a world that’s full of giving. Unlike conventional giving models, B1G1 helps small and medium sized businesses achieve more social impact by embedding giving activities in their everyday business operations to create unique Giving Stories. Every business transaction (and as a result, your everyday activity) can impact lives.

We believe that small businesses and small everyday transactions can change our world when we come together through the sense of giving and caring. Belonging to B1G1 puts the ‘WHY’ back into businesses and brings back a sense of greater meaning and purpose. B1G1 let’s you create that joy and share it…habitually.

Each month The Garis Group team choose a different project to support.

For the month of August, The Garis Group team chose to raise funds to provide safe drinking water to a family in Cambodia.

Project Description:

 

Access to safe drinking water is the foundation for the issues of health, education, food, and livelihood. This water is provided via the means of a Bio-Sand Water Filter that lasts up to two decades or more and is able to provide for an entire family. A Bio-Sand Filter (BSF) is a point-of-use water treatment system adapted from traditional slow sand filters. Cambodia has over 9,000,000 cases of diarrhoeal disease, costing the nation $448 million a year. One of the easiest ways to combat poverty and disease is to provide access to clean water sources.

We were proudly able to raise enough funds to provide 600 days of access to life-saving clean water to families!

Our Impact So Far…

 

 

Our contribution for September:

 

For the month of September, we have chosen to raise funds to provide access to clean water in the villages of  Malawi!

 

Project Description:

 

Provide access to clean water for life by sponsoring a simple well and water pump. In the villages of Malawi, high infant and child mortality are caused by water and sanitation related diseases. These problems are made even worse by a lack of knowledge about proper hygiene. Your contribution of a well and water pump is all that is needed to let people live the fullest of lives.

We will let you all know how many lives we were able to impact through this project in our September Contribution post.

 

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This post was written by Emma Zajac