Let There Be Toilet Paper, Tampons and Light!

Let There Be Toilet Paper, Tampons and Light!

Let's take a look at our 3 top initiatives this month!

Who Gives a Crap?

Who Gives a Crap have two true loves - toilet paper and helping provide communities improved access to water and sanitation. 

   Who Gives A Crap  toilet paper and tissues  (Source :  Who Gives A Crap )

Who Gives A Crap toilet paper and tissues (Source: Who Gives A Crap)

What they do:

Who Gives a Crap were crowdfunded on Indiegogo in 2012 and have been making toilet jokes and supporting WaterAid ever since. With every purchase, Who Gives A Crap donate 50% of their profits to WaterAid, who work hard to provide improved sanitation and clean water to developing communities.  

How to support them:

Get shopping! The best part about supporting WGAC is that there's no need to purchase something unnecessary or wasteful. Everyone uses toilet paper- make your trip to the loo a chance to give back! 

You can purchase toilet paper, tissues and paper towels online here

 

Moxie: Pads for Pads

In the next bathroom cubicle along we have Moxie and their fantastic program: Pads for Pads. 

  Tampons by  Moxie

Tampons by Moxie

What they do:

Most of us wouldn't consider tampons to be a luxury item (apart from the consumer taxes), but in some developing nations girls without access to sanitary products resort to unhygienic homemade solutions. Moxie's Pads for Pads iniative works to implement hygienic and sustainable solutions to keep Ugandan girls in school. Their program also provides sexual and reproductive health education for young girls and employment for women in the surrounding communities.  

How to support them:

Every purchase of Moxie products, either online or in your local supermarket, helps to support Moxie's Pads for Pads program. 

You can read more about the Pads for Pads initiative here 

Or to build your own Moxie kit with your choice of pads, tampons and liners, starting shopping here.

 

 

Pollinate Energy

Pollinate Energy are a social business who work to address the issue of Energy Poverty in Indian urban slums. These areas lack access to modern electricity with families turning to kerosene for household lighting. Not only are Kerosene lamps unsustainable, they provide a health and safety hazard to the user. Having light for extended hours helps members of slum communities to continue work and study into the night, giving families an opportunity to generate a higher income.

  Studying with a solar lamp  (Source:  Pollinate Energy )

Studying with a solar lamp (Source: Pollinate Energy)

What do they do? 

Pollinate Energy provide solar lamps to families on a payment plan. By paying for the item themselves people have a greater feeling of ownership of their products. Offering training and mentorship to members of the community in order to be able to sell and distribute lamps themselves, the business is self sustaining. 

How to support them:

There are so many ways to get involved with Pollinate. In addition to a donation link, you can purchase products from their online store to help fund Pollinate Energy's initiatives. 

Pollinate Energy also run volunteer, youth and fellowship programs, with opportunities to help more communities first hand. You can read about their programs and getting involved here.

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