Annual Letter from Thankyou Trustees
The giving system’s broken. We helped break it.
On the 29th of September 2020, we launched a bold campaign: No Small Plan. It aims, in time, to raise hundreds of millions of dollars (and beyond) over the next decade for the end of extreme poverty. As bold as the launch was we wonder if the boldest part wasn’t found in the launch video, but in what you are about to read. Because sometimes, once you see something, you can’t unsee it. And so, you must change to forge bold new paths forward.
How One Man Farmed The Future For His Family
Heading to this small village in Cambodia was not originally on the itinerary… but when the local government told us how drastically the Agricultural Cooperative (AC) program we’d funded through World Vision had changed one man’s life, we were intrigued to meet this person and hear his story.
Christine: Farmer, Mother and Savvy Business Woman
How one woman’s journey from education to empowerment is inspiring her community. As we spent time with Christine, we saw a woman who was proud of what she had built for her family, and who had such an energy and passion for life. And it was infectious...
Clean Water Isn't Enough
At Thankyou, we believe in the power of partnerships.
We exist to help end global poverty in this lifetime. Our role is to serve those living in vulnerable communities and fund the dreams and visions of our awesome Impact Partners. We know we can only do this by partnering with the most dedicated, passionate and skilled people...
Mum, where do Thankyou babies come from?
This is the story of how Thankyou baby was made, which took a little longer than nine months, but still involved lots of careful planning and tons of excitement. As with most of our crazy ideas, it all started with a leap of faith. We saw an opportunity to make a range of top-notch baby products, with the power to create real positive change.
Delivering Babies In The Mountains Of Nepal
One of the best parts of my job is teaming up with people who are passionate about changing the lives of some of the most vulnerable communities in the world. Surya from One Heart World-Wide (OHW) is one of these people...
The Happiest Day Of Debra's Life
As we drive into the Zimbabwean village in the early afternoon, the heat is predictably intense. At the village school, the kids are on break – playing traditional African games like Nhodo, as well as netball. Children’s voices, shouting and laughing hum in the background as we walk through the dirt streets towards the school. We meet 12-year-old Debra* in the school yard...
Why It Can Take 12 Months To Turn On A Tap
In honour of World Water Day, we thought we’d break down some of the stages of bringing safe water to some of the world’s most remote communities, from Timorese Red Cross field worker Joao Pinto Soares. He’s been serving his community through Red Cross for over 20 years now (woah!).
International Women's Day - Breaking The Silence On Sanitation
Most of us in Australia understand the importance of giving. It’s easy to see the need for donating to cancer research, so we hold events to raise funds. When there’s a need for food drive donations, we put a few bits and pieces together to fill the pantries of those doing it tough. However there are issues that hold just as much importance and are equally as worthy but with less awareness – issues like the Global Sanitation Crisis...
My Friend Riaz-Uddin
I think I may just have the best job in the world.
‘Working’ at Thankyou over the last few years has taken me to some of the most remote locations on the planet. Places so remote and rural where hospitals, roads, toilets and access to safe water seem like ‘foreign’ concepts...
Driven by impact
The moment I stepped off the plane and felt the heat of the African sun, a rush of excitement came over me. I soaked in the fact that we had arrived at the destination where our very first food project was being funded. Coming off a few crazy months (well, more like a crazy year) of launching two brand new product ranges and implementing a massive marketing campaign, it was a surreal feeling that we were soon going to see the results of our hard work.