It was dusk by the time we walked back up the hill to the birthing centre that sat steadily and somewhat in solitary there. Well, a hill in my eyes, but perhaps only a speed bump in the eyes of our Nepali friends who live in a country with the world’s highest mountain.
"Anything is possible"
Vanuatu. A country you might immediately associate with sunshine, beach, coconuts and honeymoon couples (lots of them). It’s not surprising that I had lots of questions from my family and friends when they found out I was travelling to Vanuatu last November to visit the water, sanitation and hygiene program Thankyou’s water and body care ranges are helping to fund.
Keeping Up With The Burns'
We caught up with Jarryd (our awesome co-founder) and Jess (part of our People & Culture team AND the person who created 3pm squat o’clock) to chat about family, adapting to change and what gets them dancing.
Meet The Flynns
Daniel and Justine (our awesome co-founders!) have been on the Thankyou journey for 9 years now and have managed to achieve some seriously epic stuff (you might wanna read Chapter One if you’re not sure what we’re talking about! It’s been 2 years since their boy Jedediah entered the world, so we sat down with the Flynns to ask them a few questions about life, parenting and their 2 year old trail-blazer...
Life-Changing (Literally) Baby Care
As a mama to three girls I calculated that I have changed over 12 thousand nappies day and night in the past few years, and we’re still going! That’s a lot of nappies – and a lot of money. What if simply by using a particular brand you could help babies, pregnant women and mothers in need around the world? Well, you can! Every 103 seconds a mother dies in pregnancy and childbirth. Equally as distressing is that 2.7 million babies die within their first month of life, mostly from preventable issues. Overwhelming. And so sad...
Radical Transparency: Track Your Impact™ Final Field Reports
“But where does the money go?” It’s probably one of the most asked questions in the social enterprise, charity and not for profit sector. And it’s a fair one. At a time where giving rates are on the decline and there’s a growing scepticism around what businesses and charities do with the money they are given, it’s also an important one. Track Your Impact™ is our answer. We built it because we give 100% of profits from our products to our impact partners and we wanted to prove it...
We Stand Tall On The Shoulders Of Giants
We’re about funding sustainable solutions that last. We’re often asked how we choose which projects to fund. Here’s the low down from our Chief Impact Officer, Pete Yao.