to fund water access, sanitation & hygiene
around the world (as of February 2019)
“Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice. Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings. Sometimes it falls on a generation to be great. You can be that great generation.”
— Nelson Mandela
At Thankyou, we want to eradicate global poverty
It’s shocking to us at Thankyou to think that one in ten of us (that’s 767 million people) live in extreme poverty. We also know poverty exists locally in Australia and New Zealand. While the causes and effects look vastly different in each country, poverty doesn’t discriminate which part of the world you’re from or which community you live in.
1 in 10 people live in extreme poverty
If you live on less than $1.90 a day, you’re considered to be experiencing ‘extreme poverty’ as this is the minimum amount needed to survive. Put simply, someone living in extreme poverty is solely focused on surviving rather than pursuing opportunities to thrive. They are struggling daily to access basic rights such as health, education, shelter and food.
We are focused on having sustainable impact on poverty-affected communities.
Water, Sanitation & Hygiene
Thankyou water and personal care helps fund safe water, hygiene solutions and toilets to people in need.
Child & Maternal Health
Thankyou baby range helps fund safe births and health care to empower mums and bubs in need.
We're working on finding programs that empower local communities.
Our 100% Model
Have you ever wondered how Thankyou is structured?
Well, we’re a social enterprise. We operate like any for profit business, investing in all the things necessary to create great products and stay competitive. The main difference to other for profit companies, is that we commit 100% of Thankyou’s profits to ending extreme poverty. This means we don't have any private shareholders (never have, never will). Instead, we are 100% owned by the Thankyou Charitable Trust, a registered charitable entity. All of the distributions to Thankyou Charitable Trust are paid out to our project partners to fund sustainable development projects to help end global poverty.
We always have and always will exist 100% for ending the effects of global poverty.
We want to honour and celebrate the impact we’re making together. That’s why we created Track Your Impact; to connect you to the life-changing impact you’re making every time you choose a Thankyou product. Key in your product's unique tracker ID code at thankyou.co and you'll get to explore real stories of lives changed. Once your product has been assigned, we'll bring you the project details (talking exact GPS coordinates, human impact, solution type). Once the project is completed, we'll also send you a Final Field Report with photos from the field. You could call it 'radical transparency'.
We take great care in knowing who we partner with. We want to make sure we're creating a life-long partnership that ultimately allows us both to create a greater impact on global poverty and the people we exist to serve.