Archive - April 2017

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Santa Fixie and employment creation in Nairobi
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Nicequest launches an emergency campaign in solidarity with Colombia and Peru
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4 Reasons why social involvement helps the business to increase customer loyalty
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The experience of Jordi and Joana in Patongo, Uganda
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World Health Day
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PC Componentes fights against child cancer
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Vegetable gardens against child malnutrition

Santa Fixie and employment creation in Nairobi

At the end of last year, Santa Fixie Group users raised the amount needed in order that the NGO Bikes not Bombs could distribute bicycles and create jobs for young people from poor neighborhoods in Nairobi. You can remember the project HERE.

Today, months later, we have good news! 2,214 bicycles have been donated and hundreds of parts of them have been distributed so that the old ones can be repaired. In addition, 4 young people have received training to work in the network of Cycloville stores.

Thank you to all customers from Santa Fixie for collaborating!

Here the final report,

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WorldCoo Team

Nicequest launches an emergency campaign in solidarity with Colombia and Peru

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During the last months, Colombia and Peru have been affected by heavy rains that have caused numerous floods with thousands of people damaged.  

In Peru, numerous rains have affected more than 860. 000 people, 40% of them are children. More than 1.800 schools have been destroyed, 225 bridges have collapsed and more than 3.000 km of roads have been devastated.

Now, entire populations are isolated, without Access to food and unprotected against new floods or landslides.

On the other hand, in Colombia the flood caused by the overflow of Mocoa, Mulato, Sanguyaco and other ravines, cause an avalanche that affected the village of Mocoa, with more than 300 deaths, hundreds of injuries and more than 300 missing people. In addition, there are about 50.000 people affected with 28 affected neighborhoods, 5 of them totally destroyed. .

logo_planSince then, Plan Internacional is working in order to provide emergency care to all affected population and the good news is that now, Nicequest users can also provide support to the victims, especially children.

Through their solidary donations, Plan Internacional will be able to distribute emergency kits to prevent the spread of diseases and guarantee the basic needs of 300 children.  

You check the donation process HERE.

WorldCoo Team

 

4 Reasons why social involvement helps the business to increase customer loyalty

As we are companies which are integrating into society and developing our business within its framework, there is no denying that we have a responsibility within our surroundings. Returning to the people and to the environment the resources which they make available to us and which allows us to offer and commercialize our product or service is a question of commitment and consistency.

Beyond the involvement with society itself, there are more reasons to act responsible as a business and to carry out actions which promote sustainability and respect for our society and environment.

The relation with the client, in fact, is one of the strongest reasons as to why you should opt for engaging yourself as a business with society.  The commitment and involvement which companies show have a lot to say about their capability of increasing their clients loyalty. Let´s have a look why:

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1. The competitive nature of companies makes the client more demanding. There are increasingly more alternatives when making a purchase of a product of contracting a service, the client has many places to chose from and they are aware of this, therefore making the company more demanding of itself and the client more demanding when choosing the product or service. In this particular context, the businesses´social involvement could prove to be the deciding factor.

2. The client builds ties with brands that they like. Another of the characteristics of the world that we live in is the possibility that brands have to establish relationships which mean more than the simple one-off purchase. Social involvement is a reason to involve the client in the day-to-day activities of the business and therefore, strengthening the links they have and assuring the relationship lasts.

3. The client looks for brands that match his values. What we buy says a lot about our personality, which is precisely why we are so demanding with what we purchase. Recognizing our values in a brand or company is the foundation of a successful and long-lasting relationship.

4. Bad news travel fast. Neglecting the environment or society does not go unnoticed anymore. Mistakes will reach your client in the blink of an eye and damage your reputation. Acting responsibly is the only way to avoid that risk.

Worldcoo Team.

 

The experience of Jordi and Joana in Patongo, Uganda

Our Worldcoo Ambassadors visited the project which we help to fund through Santa Fixie Group and Chance for Childhood

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The adventure of Jordi and Joana around Africa has allowed us to know firsthand some of the projects we have funded and the impact they have had. Some days ago, we talked about the social use of the bicycle and today we prove it.

After visiting the rural school which we collaborated with some months ago with the NGO Active Africa in Tumm (Kenia) – you can remember the project HERE – our two ambassadors continued their adventures around Africa towards Patongo, Uganda.

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Joana and Jordi with some of the people who have participated in this program

Patongo is a rural area in the North of the country that still suffers the consequences of two decades of conflicts between the government and the army. As a result, many children were orphaned, and today, most of them live in groups under the tutelage of some adults in the community. The oldest girl of the small group is the one who cares about the day-to-day. She takes care of cooking, taking care of her siblings and maintaining the family garden while her siblings go to school. Most of them have had to drop out of school because schools are too far from home and don’t have time to combine work from home with school.

In front of this situation, the local NGO Passion for Community, together with Chance for Childhood, started a project in order to distribute bicycles to orphaned girls so that the lack of time and travel to their school doesn’t imply an impediment to be able to continue their studies, to bring the vegetable surplus to the market more easily, to arrive to the doctor in time if any member of the family becomes ill … and, ultimately, take control of his own life.

Here in Worldcoo we know firsthand this project because just a few months ago we helped to finance the distribution of 25 bicycles by Santa Fixie Group, one of the e-commerce that collaborate with us. You can remember the project HERE.

In Patongo, Jordi and Joana have had the opportunity to meet and talk with some of the teenagers who have been able to continue their studies as a result of this program. Here, there are some of them!

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Jordi with Margaret, Janneth, social worker from Passion for Community and other boy

Margaret Amono is the oldest sister of a group of 6 who, years ago, became orphans. Thought the bicycle she can now study hairdressing in Patongo.

“I’m Margaret Amono. Before I got this bicycle I used to walk on foot to school and reached the school late. I didn’t concentrate very much on the lessons  because I was feeling tired. But now that I’ve received the bicycle, I am able to reach the school early enough. I reach when I’m fresh and I have time to concentrate.

This bicycle is as well helping me carry food items from the garden and bring it home. Others, it’s also helping me like when one of my siblings is sick, I take him or her to the hospital with the bicycle. I’m also able to reach the market. So, I’m saying thank you so, so much because the bicycle is helping me a lot”.


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One of the users of the program, Atto Scovia

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I’m Atto Scovia. I’m 16 years old. The bicycle I was given in July, so it’s roughly 5 months now. So the bicycle is helping me for transport because I come from a far sub-county from this place. I normally travel with another young one who comes and gets back with the bicycle to keeps on helping them from home.

The bicycle is also helping us to fetch water because from our place, the drinking water source of very far away.  We also use the bicycle to get to the market to sell some of the food products that we harvested and to carry other food crops from the garden”.


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Acem Pamela, an other user

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“I’m Acem Pamela. After giving me the bicycle I am now coming to the Youth Centre to attend the course of hairdressing. The bicycle is as well helping me to take anybody who is sick from our home to the hospital. I use it on a daily basis; I ride, come with it to school then I get back home. On the weekend, I use it to carry food crops from the garden and bring it home. I also use it to carry water. Those are the things I am using this bicycle for.”


Jordi, Joana, thank you very much for giving us your impressions and visiting this project so special for us.

It has been a pleasure. The truth is that when we think about volunteering in countries like Uganda, we always come to mind the great name of the most famous organizations that have been in these countries for so many years (UNICEF, UNHCR …).

It was very interesting to see and verify that a local organization and another not so well-known have been able to mount this whole project and put it into practice satisfactorily. What a great job!

Often, from home, there is the uncertainty of whether the help we can send from here is appropriate and if they reach their destination. That is why it is important to have confidence in the project or in the entity in which you donate support. The projects we have visited optimize and take advantage of every help they receive and that, to us, makes us continue to believe in collaboration between people.

Worldcoo Team

World Health Day

Today – World Health Day– we want to briefly review some of the health projects that our eCommerce with cause are helping to fund. We are very proud to know that, thanks of them and their users, so many local and international NGO’s around the world will be able to carry out several initiatives with the aim of making universal access to health care a reality and medical research a priority. THANK YOU ALL!

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  • Able to smile thanks to Giggle Doctors:thanks to the collaboration of Promofarma users, Giggle Doctors from Theodora Foundation will visit 35 kids with intellectual disability, thus enhancing their sensorial and physical development.  More information.
  • No child with leprosy:In India, 9 out of every 100 new cases of leprosy detected are boys and girls. Together with Fontilles, Uvinum community will fund the surgical material and medicines needed because orthopaedic surgery could be performed in 40 children suffering from leprosy. More information.
  • Health care for the population of Sierra Leone:through the NGO África DirectoPercentil is raising funds so that 6.000 people in Sierra Lena have access to basic health services during 6 months. More information.
  • Help children with rare disease have quality education:this is the objective of MeQuedoUno, who is contributing to promote the inclusice eduation of 25 children through FEDERMore information. 

Worldcoo Team

PC Componentes fights against child cancer

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 “An investment for the life”
In Spain, every year, 1.400 new cases of cancer are diagnosed in children.

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In front of this frightening figure, there are entities, such as Fundación CRIS Cáncer, which promote and finance research and innovation projects for the treatment and cure of the disease.

This is the case of “Project Gabi”. Gabi was a 13-year-old girl who, after undergoing several standard treatments, couldn’t eradicate her disease. Their parents decided to trust Dr. Antonio Pérez in order to start a new treatment, new in Spain, which consists of transferring to patients large amounts of Natural Killer (NK) cells and memory T cells, which are cells of the immune system specialized in destroying dangerous cells, such as tumor cells. Thanks to this new treatment, Gabi could live two more years.

Since then, the Hospital de la Paz, in Madrid, began to investigate in this type of cellular therapies that can be a very important step for the cure of this disease.

PcComponentes has joined this cause in order to CRIS Cancer could carry out this new clinical trial and enable such treatment to other patients that today have no cure. It is, as Gabi’s mother says, “an investment for the life”.

Through the amount raised, CRIS Cancer will be able to  treat children with leukemia and other solid childhood tumors that don’t respond to conventional or relapsing treatments. Although it is at a very early stage, clinical trials like this raise expectations about the prevention and cure of this disease are very high, but for this, economic investments are needed.

The project will be carried out at the Hospital de la Paz in Madrid, in collaboration with other hospitals and research centers.

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You can follow the donation process HERE.

Worldcoo Team.

Vegetable gardens against child malnutrition

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Mali is one of the poorest countries around the world, with an income average of $1.500per capita/year.  The main resource of funds there is agriculture; in fact, 80% of the employees in Mali work in agriculture.

logo-casa-de-mali-webVegetable gardens are shared by all the people of the village and exploited by women. Their products are the sustenance of the families, reason why it becomes a point of vital importance, source of its feeding. In addition, the garden is also a source of resources, since women can sell a part of their products in the market.

In Djelibani, a small village in the South of the country, the vegetable garden that exist today is too small and doesn’t supply the needs of the village.

The main problem is double: on the one hand, the lack of the needed resources to cultivate good vegetables and, on the other hand, the deficiency knowledge of horticulture world. The consequence of all this is the increasing child malnutrition among young people.  

logo_planetahuertoIn line with its environmental commitment, Planeta Huerto is now starting a new project in order to improve this situation. They will do it in collaboration with Casa de Mali, an entity that, among others, works to end child malnutrition, increasing the production of vegetables in Mali and providing new crop technologies.

Thanks of the funds collected by Planeta Huerto, the existing vegetable garden could be expanded and 20 women will receive agricultural training to improve productivity.

The start of this project coincides with the financing of the dam that will benefit more tan 1000 people in Agraharam, a small village in Andhra Pradesh (India) and it wil be implemented by Fundación Vicente Ferrer.

You can follow the donation process HERE!

Worldcoo Team.

 

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