Society B is proud to announce that we have a new giving partner! First, a little backstory...For the last few years, I’ve had an unsettling feeling as the Syrian refugee crisis continues to unfold. Refugees are the world's most vulnerable population. Millions of people (mostly women and children) are fleeing their homes and abandoning their lives to seek safety amidst violence and hardships that we can't begin to imagine. And in Syria, the reasons for the conflict and the resolutions to fix the causes are complicated (to over-simplify it) and impossible so far.
Action Against Hunger saves the lives of severely malnourished children while helping vulnerable communities become self-sufficient. But their work is more holistic than food drops. Action Against Hunger helps vulnerable people with nutrition, food security and livelihoods, emergency response, and water, sanitation, and hygiene.
We all know that millions of people around the world and in the US are hungry. But what else do we know about hunger and malnutrition?
I’m sure it’s obvious by now that we are passionate about clean water. With organizations like Water.org, clean water is the bottom rung of the ladder out of poverty for millions of people. Clean water leads to health, education, productive communities, and empowerment for women and girls. Don't believe me? Let me tell you a personal story.
Organizations like charity: water and Water.org are making innovative advances to bring clean water to millions of people. And thanks to more social businesses supporting clean water through commerce, we can also make a difference with our purchases. Here are our favorites.
Full disclosure: Brighton Their World--one of our featured charities at Society B--is close to my heart. In fact, I’m Facebook friends with the founders of Brighton Their World, even though I’ve never met the Hoffmans in person. In 2013, my husband and I were adopting our daughter from Ethiopia.