Our Impact

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Incorporating the essence of ‘business for good’ into figgle was important from the very start. It is not an add-on; it’s a genuine, heartfelt way to ensure that we connect our values with real impacts. These impacts have a positive effect on the lives of people around the world when you buy something from us. Each impact is aligned with at least one of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals so every purchase provides important help to those that need it most.

We provide 10% of our profits towards the impact you select when you add a product into your cart.

The impacts are for specific things, like the provision of a whole tree for orangutan habitat restoration or a week of clean drinking water supply. If your purchase doesn't cover the full cost of a thing, we'll hold the donation until we have enough, so don't be surprised if the impacts shown on the homepage don't change immediately after you've made your purchase!

Supporting disadvantaged kids New Zealand

Choose this project and we'll support local at-risk kids. To do that,

we'll help provide education support to disadvantaged children.

This impact equips a financially disadvantaged child in New Zealand with the basic necessities to attend school. Your contribution includes providing these children who come from families struggling to make ends meet with a raincoat, warm socks, leather shoes, nutritious food and basic health items such as Band-Aids, tissues, hand sanitiser, nit treatment and feminine hygiene products. This encourages them to attend school regularly, helps them focus better during lessons which makes a positive impact on their academic achievement and their future.

Supporting education in remote Australian communities

Choose this project and we'll support Indigenous Australian kids. To do that,

we'll help provide computer-based education to children in remote communities.

This impact gives young Indigenous Australians access to learning hubs. Many remote households don't have a computer or even a reliable power supply, so these learning hubs are the only chance for young people to develop their IT and English skills. With English being a third or fourth language, access to online resources reduces the linguistic, geographic and cultural isolation remote Aboriginal communities face. It enables them to stay in touch with relatives and supports self-directed learning, opening up employment and other future opportunities, while having fun developing their skills.

Provide access to a safe home for sexually abused children in Nepal

When a child is sexually abused they experience physical, verbal and emotional neglect. The children are frequently blamed and the sexual abuse is often only the start of an ongoing cycle of further abuse. When victims of sexual abuse are rescued, they are brought to a safe house to help them heal - physically and mentally. A safe house for survivors of sexual abuse is like a therapeutic community in itself. When they come here, they feel some kind of relief. This comes from meeting children similar to them giving the safe house a truly significant role in their recovery process.

Provide access to a safe home for sexually abused children in Nepal

Providing safe drinking water to a family in Cambodia

Access to safe drinking water is the foundation for the issues of health, education, food, and livelihood. In Cambodia, a country of approximately 15 million people, there are more than nine million cases of diarrheal disease annually, estimated to cost the nation about $448 million a year. Providing safe clean drinking water is one of the easiest ways to combat these diseases.

Providing safe drinking water to a family in Cambodia

Provide meals for girls rescued from human trafficking in India

The victims of human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation are largely women and children. While many NGOs and government agencies work tirelessly to address these issues, the problem continues to exist. Save the Children India takes care of rescued survivors and helps them to recover from this traumatic experience. This project provides these girls with nutritious food that will further their development / healthy life. A typical nutritious meal includes lentil soup (dal), rice, Indian bread (roti), vegetables, eggs, and salad. Your impact will provide a week's worth of meals to rescued girls.

Provide meals for girls rescued from human trafficking in India

Plant trees in Indonesia to help rebuild orangutan habitats

The trajectory of forest loss in Indonesia is deeply alarming for orangutans and other primates. Between 2000 and 2010, the mean annual rate of deforestation for Kalimantan was 3,234 km² per year. The density of orangutans has declined by roughly 50% in the past 16 years driven by habitat loss and fragmentation as a result of illegal logging and clearing for agriculture. We'll help protect one of the world's last orangutan populations by adding a tree to the 150 hectares already replanted in the rainforest of Gunung Palung National Park, home to 3,000 endangered Bornean orangutans.

Plant trees in Indonesia to help rebuild orangutan habitats

The Global Impact of figgle (so far)

Why we chose to work with B1G1

A couple of years ago, I was introduced to B1G1 and was instantly drawn to its simplicity: changing lives every day by building habitual giving impacts into our everyday business activities. So when I created figgle, we immediately joined B1G1 and a community of more than 2,500 other businesses that had already made the commitment to do business for good.

B1G1 is a certified B Corporation ("BCorp") and by using a membership model, ensures that 100% of the contribution goes to the project of choice. Every project is aligned with one of the UNs 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs) and at figgle we've selected projects that align with the SDGs that mean something to us. In time, we'll change or add to the projects, broaden our impact against all of the SGDs and/or run campaigns where sales are aligned with a very specific SGD for a period of time to really maximise the impact.

B1G1 has the absolute goal of changing the world, and we are happy to support that vision and join their journey. We get something out of this too. For us it's a deeper sense of purpose and the satisfaction that through our little online business, we can help make positive impacts to people, communities and ecosystems around the world that feel out of reach during our normal day-to-day lives.