It’s never been easier to support people living in poverty. If you want to raise money without badgering your friends or pouring water over yourself, all you have to do is shop online!
From today, you can give Progressio the money to help marginalised people and those living in poverty gain power over their lives, simply by buying the things you want online. That’s because Progressio is now part of Give as you Live.
Give as you Live is something special. It’s negotiated with 3,669 leading stores and won a huge battle for charities like Progressio. Now, whenever you shop, you can raise money for people powered development without spending an extra penny. Every time you spend with the Give as you Live connection, shops big and small will donate to Progressio on your behalf.
For example, if you’re booking a holiday on lastminute.com, Give as you Live and Progressio will team up to make something amazing happen.
Booking last minute flights to Paris for a long weekend could cost you around £150. Lastminute.com will then give £10 to Progressio, completely free! That’s enough money to pay for a HIV awareness workshop in Zimbabwe that could save and change lives for generations.
Not a bad offshoot of a weekend away, right?
Add in hotels to your booking and you could spend £380, which would give £25 to Progressio. That enables a woman in the Dominican Republic to set up a family garden and an eco-kitchen.
With Give as you Live, the things you want to buy can generate the money to change lives. Please sign up and support Progressio with your spending here.
Millions of lives have already been improved by people powered development, but Give as you Live will help us do even more together.
Steven Msamala, an Administrator for Lakas Products, a long distance haulage company in Zimbabwe that benefitted from a HIV awareness workshop, said "One employee who tested positive for HIV during a HIV awareness workshop described it as the turning point of his life. Had it not been for the workplace HIV testing and counselling, this man’s health would have continued to deteriorate."
To find out more about how it works, watch this video