Tag - commitment

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Fighting child malnutrition in Kenya
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MeQuedoUno improves nutrition of children at risk of social exclusion
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A home for abandoned dogs
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Healthcare attendance in isolated areas of India
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Promofarma with the health in the most disadvantaged areas
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#CompromisoMascoteros, the first social program of Mascoteros
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MeQuedoUno with Aladina Foundation against child cancer
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New Worldcoo Ambassadors!
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Social commitment – Why is it also important in employer branding?
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“Poverty is not only to understand it, but also to solve it”, Vicente Ferrer

Fighting child malnutrition in Kenya

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Uvinum is one of the multiple companies who collaborates with us with a strongest commitment against child malnutrition. Some days ago, euro to euro, all their customers collected the total amount necessary to ensure the distribution of a daily meal to 60 children in Madagascar trough the collaboration with Yamuna.

aztivateNow, they have just started a new challenge. In collaboration with Aztivate, an NGO who works for cooperation and development in Africa, the customers of Uvinum will make that 340 children from Turkana (Kenya) receive Vitamin A, antiparasitic and multivitamin annual treatment.

As you may know, Kenya is experiencing one of the worst crises since 2011 due to the lack of rain that triggers serious health problems. Children and pregnant women urgently need medical and food assistance. In particular, the population of Turkana, a region located in northern Kenya, has levels of malnutrition of the 30% and the forecast is that the situation will worsen due to the lack of rainfall. Aztivate has been working in the region for two years, fighting child malnutrition. Uvinum community will have the opportunity to do the same now.

We invite you to follow the donation process HERE.

Worldcoo Team

MeQuedoUno improves nutrition of children at risk of social exclusion

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Because of the social and economic situation that Spain has experienced during the last years, many families have been seriously harmed, and all their members have suffered the consequences, especially the youngest.

This Christmas, all the customers of MeQuedoUno have a challenge: improve the currently nutrition of children at risk of social exclusion.

logotipo_aldeas_infantiles_sosThey will do it together with Aldeas Infantiles, an international organization that takes care of the fundamental rights of children.

Through its “Daily Centers” program, the entity offers an adequate socio-educational, therapeutic and integral intervention, promoting strategies that enable an improvement in their personal, family and social well-being.

Specially, the total amount that users of MeQuedoUno collect, will help 30 children at risk of social exclusion receive a meal per day throughout the school year.

The initiative is launched after collaborating with Aladina Foundation in the fight against childhood cancer. MeQuedoUno clients have just funded the total amount needed to fund a grant to improve the diagnosis and treatment of childhood cancer (you can remember the project HERE).

Don’t forget that you can follow the donation process HERE.

Worldcoo Team

A home for abandoned dogs

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nuevologomascoterosOur friends from Mascoteros, the online shop for pets and animals, have proved being one of the most social committed. Few days ago, we announced that they had completed their first challenge, in which they have helped Daina Foundation to fight against the abandonment of elderly dogs.  Crispín, Conan or Atila were some of the dogs that they helped with all their contributions. If you want, you can remember the project HERE.

In this second occasions, they will collaborate with Amigos del Perro Foundation, an entity that develops different activities, from the collection of abandoned animals, until the reintegration of the same ones in new families through the adoption.

logo_whiteSometimes, when abandoned dogs are collected, they need a more specific environment than a cage, either because they are ill, are older, are a puppy, or need surgery after which they require monitoring and medication control. There are also animals that need socialization and education. In all these cases, a foster house is the solution.

Fosters houses are also very important in cases where the dog is already booked but it will take some time until it is collected. During this time, the dog is educated and socialized so that when he reaches his new family, the adaptation is easy and fast.

The new challenge of Mascoteros will be now ensure the maintenance and veterinary care in the Foster Home to abandoned dogs and promote their adoption.

Remember that you can follow the donation process HERE.

Worldcoo Team

Healthcare attendance in isolated areas of India

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In the North of the state of Maharashtra, in India, there live a tribe called “korkus”; they live in the isolated jungle and they are a very poor population.  Most “korkus” families live below the poverty threshold (more than 70%) with a high illiteracy rate (more than 60%) and their main livelihood, agriculture, is scarce.

In front of this situation, entities such as Manos Unidas carry out many projects in order to face malnutrition, prevent diseases, and improve hygienic-sanitary practices among tribal “korkus” populations in the Melghat region.

logoIn their new challenge, Nicequest users will help 2.000 people who live in isolated areas of India to have access to a healthcare attention trough Manos Unidas.

manos_unidasThis new project starts after completing the last campaign in which they facilitate the access to drinking water to more than 1.000 children, an important fact in order to prevent new cases of cholera (you can remember the project HERE).

Remember that if you want, you can follow the donation process HERE.

Worldcoo Team

Promofarma with the health in the most disadvantaged areas

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All its customers can already make their donation to improve maternal and baby health attention in Cameron.

Promofarma users have just completed their challenge number 7! Thanks to that, Giggle Doctors, from Theodora Foundation, will visit 35 children with intellectual disability, enhancing their sensorial and physical development.

In line with their social commitment to improve health attention of people who need the most,  their new challenge will be improving the medical attention of mums and babies in Cameron, the 9th country with the hugest rate of maternal mortality, especially in rural areas.

With their micro donations, 100 women will receive medical care during childbirth and a follow up at Obut dispensary, Cameroon.

logo_fundacic3b3nThey will do it together with Recover Foundation, who works to facilitate Access to quality health for all people in Africa by providing Access to health care for communities in rural and remote areas.

If you want, you can follow the donation process HERE.

Worldcoo Team.

#CompromisoMascoteros, the first social program of Mascoteros

 

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We introduce you our first ecommerce with cause dedicated to pets!

mascoteros_900They are Mascoteros, the first Spanish marketplace related to the world of pets.  If you didn’t know them you will now have opportunity to do it, because they just have joined to Worldcoo community with their new initiative #MascoterosCommitment.

Though this new initiative, they will offer their customers the opportunity to add done, two or five euros to each purchase they do and contribute to the defense of animal rights, one of its main commitments.

logo-dainaIn their first challenge, they will help Conan and three more dogs who, like him, live in one of the refuges of the Fundation for the Defense of Animals and Nature, an entity created by the Animal Protection Society of Mataró (spAm).

When Conan arrived at the Foundation, more than 10 years ago, he had clear signs of neglect and he was quite thin. After different therapies, Conan is now a loving and obedient dog, fully prepared to find a new home.

The total amount collected by Mascoteros users will go to “Great animals for great people” program, and with it, the Foundation will  guarantee the life support and veterinary care of Conan and three other older dogs found. Something that will undoubtedly promote its adoption.

Demis Torres, CEO of Mascoteros tells us that “the agreement with Worldcoo allows us to take a step forward in the defense and promotion of animal rights. There are many entities that today do not have the necessary resources to ensure the maintenance and veterinary treatment of the animals they welcome and we are so happy to be able to contribute through our community and in the long term.

The project was launched this morning and the donations were not long in coming! If you want, you can follow the donation process live HERE.

Worldcoo Team.

MeQuedoUno with Aladina Foundation against child cancer

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As you many know, the users of MeQuedoUno have been collecting with the purpose that this year 2017 children with rare disease could also have access to a quality education.

We met the story of César and with him, the community of MeQuedoUno started a donation campaign in order to achieve the challenge established: that 25 children with rare diseases could be benefited from the FEDER Educational Assistance Service.  You can remember the project HERE.

In line with its social commitment, the challenge that MeQuedoUno begins today is to raise funds to fund a training grant that will allow that resident doctors could be able to continue their studies and researches needed to combat childhood cancer.

Aladina_MDSIMA20141015_0096_35They will do it together with Aladina Foundation, an organization that every year attends more than 1.500 kids and their families in the 12 different hospitals which they collaborate with. Through its various projects, Aladina provides integrated support to children, adolescents and families.

If you want, you can follow the donation process HERE.

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New Worldcoo Ambassadors!

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IMG-20170420-WA0015 - copiaSome days ago we received an e-mail from Miquel and Mireia, a young couple who in a few days were going to start a long journey that would take them around the world. They had heard about us and they asked us if they could participate in some of the projects we help to fund in some of the different countries they would visit in the next weeks.

When we talked them about our Worldcoo Ambassadors Program and proposed them to join it, they accepted instantly.

Mireia studied ADE and Market Research and lives in Barcelona; Miquel is from Palma, but he has been living in Barcelona since he came here to study Chemical Engineering and Environmental Engineering.

Both have in common a strong social commitment, they love traveling and knowing new ways of living. Mireia, for example, has collaborated on numerous occasions as a volunteer in different groups; Miquel has been involved with the Center for Development Cooperation of the UPC.

Today at this time, surely they will be in Thailand, their first stop of this long adventure that lie ahead.

During their trip, they will travel in Southeast Asia (Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia …), Oceania and South America (Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Peru …). Along the way, they will visit several of the social projects that our ecommerce with cause have helped to finance, will help us to know closely the reality of the region and to know the present and future needs.

If you want to follow in his footsteps, stay tuned because their adventure has just begun!

Worldcoo Team

Social commitment – Why is it also important in employer branding?

We live in an increasingly globalised, and at the same time, competitive world. In the world of business, it is not enough to simply just seduce the client; you must bear in mind everyone who has an interest in the business to achieve the best results. The team, of course, is one of the most important parts of the public, and the capacity to attract talent to the company and retain it depends greatly on the success of the business.

In this context, the businesses’ social commitment and its policy towards sustainability (of the business itself and the planet) becomes fundamental in every relationship it establishes with its public, amongst them, the staff.

Why do we say then that the company’s social responsibility is of prime importance in its employer branding strategy? We will tell you now:

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1. In a globalised world, the flow of information is constant. We in live in a society that is extremely connected in which information spreads at an extremely fast rate and which news arrives instantly to a very large audience. In this situation, it is society itself, more informed than ever before, who demands that companies have a bigger commitment and who prefer, when searching for work, those businesses which show a greater social awareness and responsibility.

2. In a globalised world, the personal image is more important than ever. We are increasingly more aware of the importance of our own professional image and it is this awareness, which makes us become more demanding of the companies we work in. We know that our image is closely linked with our job and the company that we work for.

3. In a globalised world, companies compete with other companies from around the world. Location is not an obstacle for a talented employer who is willing to work in any business in the world and from any part of the world. Competition is high and companies have to be on top of their game if they want to attract talent.

4. In a globalised world, we are more and more aware of social problems. The aforementioned constant flow of information makes us more aware of the problems we have to face as a society, and therefore, makes us more responsible for finding the solution. We want to be part of the solution, and above all, we do not want to be a part of the problem.

Worldcoo Team

 

“Poverty is not only to understand it, but also to solve it”, Vicente Ferrer

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Our Ambassadors visit Vicente Ferrer Foundation!

The first time that Vicente Ferrer visited India was in 1952 as a missionary of “Compañía de Jesús”, in Mumbai.  He didn’t imagine then that some years later, the ruling classes of the country would see their contribution as a threat to the country.  In 1968 Ferrer was forced to leave India, but his departure left no one indifferent; a march of 250 km carried out by more than 30.000 people finally made that Indira Ghandi get a new visa to Vicente to stay in India.  In 1969 Vicente and Anna Ferrer founded Vicente Ferrer Foundation in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh.

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Jordi and Joana with some of the people from Vicente Ferrer Foundation

Today, more than 3 million people benefit from all the projects that the Foundation carries out in order to promote the development of the most poverty and excluded communities. So it is not surprising that locals remember Vicente as “the God who we could touch”.

In Worldcoo we feel very fortunate to have helped to get funds to this organization who we admired so much. For this reason, we were very excited to know the experience of our two ambassadors after visiting two of the projects that our “eCommerce with cause” have helped to fund there:

  • The first one is the pediatric attention care of more than 1.300 kids that the users of Banco Sabadell are helping to fund there, in the Pediatric Hospital in Bathalapalli. You can remember the project HERE.
  • The second project they visited was the dam that Planeta Huerto users funded in order to improve the agricultural and livestock needs of 1.126 people from Agraharam, a village in the district of Anantapur, in India. You can remember the project HERE.

As we explain you, after their adventure in Africa (you can remember their first experience HERE and the second HERE), Jordi and Joana started a new adventure to Anantapur, where there’s the Campus of the Foundation. They explain us their experience. Keep reading!


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Joana with some of the students

“50 years ago Anantapur was a very arid, almost deserted rural area. Nowadays, although it is still one of the driest areas in Andhra Pradesh, it is surrounded by several green areas, mainly mango trees and peanut plants, and several reservoirs to store rainwater. These are the most superficial changes the city has undergone. The rest, can be discovered once you enter the Campus that the organization has in Anantapur; it’s like a world apart from the region, even from India.

The first day there we went to Bathalapalli, about 25km from Anantapur. There, there is the project that the users of Banco Sabadell are helping to fund there, the General Hospital and the Pediatric Hospital, as well as some other projects that the organization carries out in the region.

Once we park near the hospital we began to see all the traffic of people entering, leaving, waiting … As they told us, the center has become a reference in the state because of the quality of its services. It is the “jewel of the Crown” of the Foundation. A total of 80 doctors and volunteers attend about 1900 consultations a day. Some months ago, the services were completely free, now each family pays according to what they could afford. People who can’t afford it, receive help from some of the projects they carry out, such as the one that Banco Sabadell participated with WorldCoo. Thanks to their solidarity contribution, 1,300 children will be able to receive free medical care.

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Pediatric Hospital in Bathalapalli

The hospital has two emergency rooms, an ambulance, ten beds for intensive care, laboratories with the most advanced machinery, a blood bank recognized by the government, 350 postoperative beds, an optical gynecology section… And also has the area of Pediatrics, with capacity up to 80 children and the neonatal ICU.

We met one of the volunteers and explained that when he arrived at the hospital, he had a lot of prejudices about the type of place where he would work, but that, in fact, he had there the same machines as in Spain.

The second project we visited was the dam that the users of Planeta Huerto had helped to fund through WorldCoo.

Water reservoirs are a key element in boosting the economy of Andra Pradesh, India’s second most arid state. The weather conditions the agriculture of the country, the livelihood of almost 80% of the population.

Through the construction of this reservoir, it will be possible to irrigate about 50 hectares, directly benefiting 12 families of farmers and 203 families of this town indirectly.

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Joana and Jordi in one of the villages they visited

What we saw in these and other projects is that the main objective of Vicente and Anna was always to empower the lower class, those who were always scorned and even killed by their illness or condition, which represented a shame for the family . Dalits, people who are deaf, dumb, with Down syndrome, AIDS patients or with mobility problems due to polio. Everyone has understood that they are the same as others and now families are even proud of their achievements. One day Vincent said: “My job is to achieve impossible dreams” and it is precisely this feeling that one takes from the Foundation, to witness a miracle”.

Worldcoo Team

 

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