Corporate Social Responsibility
Good2Great are committed to being a responsible business by contributing to the wider community and the world around us.
Below are just a few of the current CSR programmes we are supporting.
2017 – Sponsored Charity: Friends of Conakry Refugee School
Our Adopted Charity this year is the ‘Friends of Conakry Refugee School’
FCRS are a group of like minded individuals from Shropshire who all believe passionately in the ability of education to deliver real and lasting change. In 2005 they began to support a school for refugees in Conakry, Guinea. They believe that education can be the route to a positive future for these vulnerable children. FCRS is staffed entirely by volunteers.
-supporting good quality teaching
-paying fees for vulnerable students
-renting a school building
-providing a hot meal
To find out more about FCRS please click here!
You can also follow them on Facebook or on Twitter and Instagram: @friendsofcrs
As International women’s day was celebrated worldwide the focus this year is about helping to forge a better more inclusive and gender equal working world. With this in mind, we were scouring social media feeds and came across this great statement;
“We envision a world where all people hold the power to create opportunity for themselves and others.”
This is the ethos of a fantastic project we have just discovered known as Kiva, which is a non profit organisation supporting people looking to create better future for themselves, their families and their communities. The unique thing about this organisation is that the money collected is a loan and not a donation; and the idea behind it is simple, you loan a certain amount to a specific project, this gets repaid allowing you to then fund another. Kiva loans aren’t just about funding the money they are also a way to build a relationship with members of the community you are supporting.
The idea of this organisation really resonated with the Good2Great team. After all, realising the dreams of business owners is at the forefront of what we do and what better way to do that than to support a new small business? A loan of this type provides small businesses and entrepreneurs around the world with access to funding in areas where there are limited alternative sources of finance.
This year our Kiva loans have supported…
This is Fatmata a 38-year-old woman from Waterloo branch in Sierra Leone. She is married with one child.
Fatmata runs a business in a marketplace where she sells different kinds of rubber bowls in small and in large quantities to her customers. She has been in this business for the past 10 years now and she works 12 hours per day and 6 days a week. Fatmata requested this loan to enable her to purchase more rubber bowls in large quantities to increase her business. She says that the extra income from this loan will help to educate her child and thus improve her life chances too. In the future, she would like to see her business extend to a shop. We are very honoured to be able to support Fatmata in taking the next step with her business and look forward to following her journey.
Francisco was able to go to school until fifth grade. His partner earns a living selling flowers and they have three children, of whom only their daughter lives with them.
Francisco earns a living selling floral arrangements for all types of events. He has 10 years of experience and learned from his family. He also makes trips in his vehicle, which also serves him to sell the flowers. He works from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. and his daughter helps him.
He needs the loan to buy materials like paper, paint, wire, plastic, glue, etc. to make and sell floral arrangements.
Francisco dreams of having a better business in the future and his loan will help him to start achieving his dream.
As Kiva state themselves, “A loan enables someone to grow a business and create opportunity for themselves, it creates opportunities for others as well. That ripple effect can shape the future for a family or an entire community.”
We hope to keep you up to date with Fatmata and the Marantha group as their businesses grow.
If you would like to support someone with a Kiva loan, Click here: Kiva