I wanted to create a way for you and me to have an impact simply with the everyday essentials we use. I always thought wouldn’t it be great that you wake up knowing that you have already done something impactful for someone else. I want to create that experience and Something Organic is just that!
We don’t just wanna save trees (and the planet and make TP you wanna brag about), we want to empower women.
Women account for more than 50% of world extreme poor. Sadly poverty is not gender neutral. Financial exclusion is a major issue for women worldwide; women and girls comprise half of the world’s population but own only 1% of the wealth.
It also lines right up with our belief that women influence change. And when a woman thrives? Her entire world does too: home, family, community. She uses the small loans to fund her own business. When a woman thrives a trickle down effect is activated that positively impacts her children, lifts up her community and break the cycle of poverty for her children.
Microfinance provides much needed financial access to the world’s most vulnerable and children of women microfinance borrowers also reap the benefits, as there is an increased likelihood of full-time school enrolment and lower drop-out rates.
Studies show that new incomes generated from microenterprises are often first invested in children’s education, particularly benefiting girls. Households of microfinance clients appear to have better health practices and nutrition than other households.
The women’s businesses also help villages and communities to prosper economically and socially, allowing them to thrive. Many women go on to employ others to help in their businesses. Family members and others in the community are able to find regular employment to support their own families.
"Women reinvest 90% of every dollar earned into their families’ education, health and nutrition"
– Harvard Business Review, 2013