Tag - Zacaris

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Fighting against leprosy in Africa
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Zacaris against child blindness in India
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Against family desintegration in Ghana
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They join #GivingTuesday too!
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100 more Giggle Doctors visits in Spanish hospitals
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Dining scholarships for 2 students at social risk
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Two scholarships lunchroom from Ayuda en Acción guaranteed during a year
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Report of funding and monitoring “Obrint Portes” project
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#NewProject: Children & Family support in Spain
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¡New project funded!

Fighting against leprosy in Africa

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Zacaris, the online shoes retail, has achieved its last challenge: collecting the necessary funds in order that 80 boys and girls from slums of Sangharsh Nagar, Powai, Kanjurmarg, Vikroli and Marol (Bombay) can receive medical checks and prevent ocular diseases with Mumbai Smiles.

In line with its social commitment, their new challenge now is to fight against leprosy in Benin (Africa), where over 55% of population have difficulties to access to health services and other basic services.

anesvadWith its help, the NGO Anesvad will be able to provide medical and hospital supplies kits (bandages, disinfectant material gloves…) to the Saint Camille Health Center in Benin, where the entity has been collaborating for years to end leprosy. Thanks of its solidarity, the center will be able to treat 80 people affected by this infectious disease, with special attention to children.  

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

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Zacaris against child blindness in India

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Blindness is one of the most severe issues faced by the poorest people in India. In fact, it is estimated that 15 million people in the country have problems related to blindness; which represents 1,3% of total people.

banner-imgIn childhood, the problem can lead to educational problems, and is that one out of three cases of school failure is due to vision problems. For this reason, one of the main initiatives that Sonrisas de Bombay carries out is a program related to health prevention for children in Bombay.

img_21918After collecting the amount needed to reduce child abandonment and family breakdown in Ghana (remember the project HERE), Zacaris clients will collaborate with the NGO to improve the health of children and prevent curable diseases.

Through their collaboration, 80 kids will receive medical check-ups to prevent and treat curable diseases.

Remember that you can follow the funding process HERE.

Worldcoo Team                         

Against family desintegration in Ghana

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The users of Zacaris have already completed their latest social project! Thanks to this, Giggle Doctors will visit 100 hospitalized kids in their room, which will allow them to spend a funny time and escape from the daily routine. If you want, you can remember the project HERE.

For their next challenge, our e-commerce with cause moves to Ghana, where 80% of the children that live in orphanages have family, but the lack of resources prevents them from taking care of them.

They will collaborate with the NGO OAfrica, a non-profit organization working in Ghana whose mission is to empower vulnerable children and young adults whose rights have been compromised and reduce child abandonment and family disintegration.

Through their Family Support program, they keep children out of orphanages and in their own families. Specially trained social workers locate families and assess whether minors can meet with them. Then an individualized care plan (food, school and medical costs) is developed to ensure that the child receives the necessary care and supports the family to grow up healthy and happy within their own family.

Thanks to the money raised by the users of Zacaris, an individualized plan of care for 10 children could be offered for one year.

You can follow the donation process HERE.

Worldcoo Team.

They join #GivingTuesday too!

As you might know, tomorrow we will celebrate #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving fuelled by the power of social media and collaboration.

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

Worldcoo’s employees will join this movement tomorrow by collaborating with Assís Foundation but we won’t be the only ones. Many of our e-commerce companies that collaborate with us will join the cause too.

By Hours, Dreivip, Zacaris, Planeta Huerto, SantaFixie, Mequedouno, Uvinum and Nicequest will promote solidarity and collaboration through different actions, so stay tunned of everything they do!

We encourage and thank all users of these online companies to add one euro for each of their purchases and share it on their social networks.

Together, we can make big things happen!

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Worldcoo Team.

 

100 more Giggle Doctors visits in Spanish hospitals

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Once again, our favourite Giggle Doctors will share happiness among Spanish hospitals thanks, in part, to Worldcoo community.

In this occasion, we will do it in collaboration with the users of Zacaris, the main ecommerce in Spain where people can buy all kind of shoes.

logo_theodora_foundationThanks to their collaboration, Giggle Doctors will be able to visit 100 kids in different hospitals in Spain, which will allow them to brighten the atmosphere of paediatrics plants and change the room’s atmosphere. These visits represent a moment of disconnection from the daily routine and are a good distraction that helps to alleviate anxiety, not just for the kids, also for families.

This initiative, promoted by Theodora Foundation, try to address the emotional care of hospitalized children, ease the anxiety in the child and raise awareness about the importance of humanization in hospitals.

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This is not the first time that the users of Zacaris show their solidarity and social commitment. In their last campaign, recently founded, they’ve achieved that 150 people in Cameron have the chance to prevent and detect diseases such as uterus cancer, one of the main mortality causes among woman in Africa.  You can remember the project HERE.

You can follow the process HERE.

Worldcoo Team

 

Dining scholarships for 2 students at social risk

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As you know, one of our commitments is to show with totally transparency  the progress of each of the projects we collaborate.  In this sense, today we present you the final report of the Family Aid program in Spain (promoted by “Action Aid”) and which the users of Zacaris, the main online shop where customers can buy any kind of shoe, were involved.

Thanks to their collaboration, 2 students that are living in a low-income household, will have the chance to have a guaranteed annual scholar lunchroom. Thank you so much!

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Worldcoo Team.

Two scholarships lunchroom from Ayuda en Acción guaranteed during a year

The last data related with the child poverty are still worrying and that is a 35,4% of children living in Spain living at risk of poverty and at risk of social exclusion. In other words, one in three children live at risk of poverty and at risk of social exclusion.

By the end of 2013 was born, by the hand of Ayuda en Acción, the Program of Support to childhood and their families in Spain in order to give a response to all Spanish children that had been affected by the consequences of the crisis and the cuts in aids and in the education of children.

During the 2013-2014 school year, from Ayuda en Acción could support directly 1.700 Spanish children (7.500 children were supported indirectly). Ayuda en Acción provided scholarships lunchroom, scholarships for books and teaching materials and scholarships for excursions and school support in 21 schools in Spain. One year later, they duplicated the number of children who was benefiting directly thanks to the project and Ayuda en Acción gave support to children from 31 schools in Madrid, Valencia, Aragon, Cataluña, Galicia, Islas Baleares, Asturias and Andalucía.

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In the current school year, the aim of Ayuda en Acción is to benefit directly 5.00 children and benefit indirectly more than 11.000 children in 37 schools from Madrid, Valencia, Aragón, Cataluña, Galicia, Baleares, País Vasco, Asturias y Andalucía.

To achieve this aim, Ayuda en Acción will deepen in the innovation line of education and, in view of the seriousness of the unemployment situation in Spain, they will also increase workshops of employability to generate new opportunities that help the families to leave situation of vulnerability in which they live.

In order to help Ayuda en Acción with the Program of Support to childhood and their families in Spain, our e-commerce with a cause Zacaris, has been offering to its customers since May the possibility to make a donation to help getting the aim of Ayuda en Accion for this school year.

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Today, we are pleased to inform that thanks to each euro donated by Zacaris customers, 900 euros has been raised which will be designated to help to give an annual scholarship lunchroom to 2 students from the schools in which Ayuda en Acción is collaborating.

Thanks to Zacaris to be an ecommerce with a cause and to their users to make this project a reality. With this project, we have 44 funded projects!

The Worldcoo team.

Report of funding and monitoring “Obrint Portes” project

In October, we launched  the project “Obrint Portes” of Fundació Surt with the aim to help women at risk of social exclusion and improve their quality of live from the perspective of empowerment. We want to give to these women the opportunity to cover their basic needs and receive the necessary tools to be as autonomous as possible.

One of the commitments from Worldcoo is to monitor the funded projects and track every € donated by the users of our e-commerce with cause.

Thanks to Zacaris users, the project was funded in 196 days and, with 800€, 32 women have been directly benefited of which, the 84% had children and more than 50% didn’t have income or their incomes were less than 400€ in a month.

Final Report

The Worldcoo team.

#NewProject: Children & Family support in Spain

There is an estimated 700,000 families in Spain with either less than 600€ a month or no income at all. According to AROPE (At Risk Of Poverty and/or Exclusion) an European index, 29.2% of Spanish people are at risk of poverty or exclusion and, consequently, 35% of children lives are affected in these low-income households.

Unfortunately, children are those who suffer most in this situation, both physically and mentally. Ildefonso Hernández, president of SEPAS says that “inadequate nutrition and this discriminatory social situation are associated with mental problems and increase risk of meningitis or other infectious disease, also in mid- to long term inadequate nutrition is associated to metabolic disorders like diabetes or cardiovascular problems, finally, poor nutrition is linked to cognitive development in children”.

In light of this situation, Ayuda en Acción has developed a new program to help families overcome these problems in Spain, this program is called Children & Family Support with the aim to improve, in conjunction with schools, the living condition of families who are in vulnerable situations due to the economic crisis.

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With this program, Ayuda en Acción goal is to cover the school children’s needs in 30 schools that are in 8 different communities through scholarships for dining, school supplies, extracurricular activities and educational support activities.

Thanks to this project, Zacaris customers will contribute by helping 2 students to have the chance to have a guaranteed annual scholar lunchroom. With this fact, you not only help 1 child to increase their physical and mental performance, you also help their family to know that their child is guaranteed a diary healthy food.

The Worldcoo team.

¡New project funded!

We are very glad to announce that the project “Obrint Portes” has been funded thanks to the solidarity of Zacaris users.

With this project, we will provide 32 women of social and care assistance. The main objective of this project is to improve their life quality. These women are part of “Obrint Portes” program of Fundació Surt, and they not only will have the opportunity to cover their most basics needs, they also are going to receive the necessary tools to be as autonomous as possible.

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In order to cover theirs women’s basic needs, it is going to give basic food aids for them and their family. Furthermore, in order to maintain a stable situation it will give the opportunity to live temporarily in an apartment of social inclusion.

At the same time, through training workshops, it is going to give them guidance career, and it is going to go along with them in their empowerment process.

With this project, we have 23 funded projects!

Thanks to Zacaris to be an ecommerce with a cause and to their users to make this project a reality.

The Worldcoo Team

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