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’

Who are FCRS?
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.
FCRS’ mission is to provide a positive future through education to some of the world’s most vulnerable children by:

-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…

The success of Latofat’s business means she has been able to repay her loan in full and the funds have now been reinvested in another Kiva project.

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