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Small giving can make a big difference - July 2014 update

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In July 2014, I have provided clean water to 1,014 people in Malawi  This was a direct result of the 1,014 emails I sent from my desktop computer in that month via my relationship with B1G1.


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I've prevaricated on this all year.  But finally got round to doing it.  I've been doing Deki loans personally for some time and enjoy being able to loan small amounts of money to budding entrepreneurs in other parts of the world.

B1G1 logoI'm now going one step further. I'm now a proud member of B1G1 an organisation set up by Masami Sato in 2007 and chaired by Paul Dunn.  Paul is an amazing entrepreneur with his roots in the accountancy sector.

From today, every email I send or reply to from my desktop computer will provide clean water to one person in Malawi, for a whole day.

Had I started this at the beginning of the year 3,692 micro-impacts would have been made :-

  • January = 625 people would have been helped
  • February = 550 people would have been helped
  • March = 647 people would have been helped
  • April = 637 people would have been helped
  • May = 414 people would have been helped
  • June = 819 people would have been helped

Yes, I've been lazy.  But now that's been corrected.

I won't bore you with all the details of B1G1 here, you can read about them at and I would encourage you to think about how you can help in the same way.  Or read more about how your email could make big difference at


    • Great news!Raymond
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    David, delighted to see that you're part of the growing B1G1 family.  I'm always suggesting this to law firms but the uptake has been....disappointing to say the least. You should get your rotating, giving "widget" up onto the site. That and the. Gratitude Certificates have been the two things that have worked best for me in spreading the message. Cheers Raymond in Edinburgh