News from our empowerment projects
1We Power Shops officially opened
We were there: at the official opening of the 1We Power Shops in Bangladesh at the end of April! After a boat trip of 8 hours from Dhaka, we were festively received by the women and children from the village Rajihar. There, in the green oasis of the Bengali countryside, we saw with our own eyes the result of the construction. 3 colourful shops, including a learning workshop, form the start of the first 1We Empower Centre. The small restaurant, the sewing shop and the energy annex rickshaw shop are in full use. In the start-up phase each shop offers training and income for 5 people. In the coming months, this number will be extended. Eventually 50 families will get a better life thanks to the 1We Power Shops. The shops were donated by the Dutch Council of Shopping Centers (NRW) and the Round Table Leusden. Sponsor the Power Shops
1We team donates 13 sewing machines in 1 shot
When the offender after a collision drives off and leaves the victim behind, there is nothing to rely on in Bangladesh. It happened to Nazrul, who has no future perspective anymore due to his spinal cord injury. That’s why 1We donated a sewing machine to him and his wife, in order to earn a structural income together.
During our trip, we experienced what the impact is of a simple tool like a sewing machine. In one of the countless slums in Dhaka we donated 13 sewing machines in 1 shot. The result: 13 proud women, who are able to earn their own money from now on. By the extra income, their children can go to school, as the basis for a better future. So far 25 sewing machines have been donated. Donate a 1We sewing machines
Again 4 families equipped
with a 1We Rickshaw
During our trip to Bangladesh, we had the honor to hand over a complete recycled 1We Rickshaw to 4 families. The donation took place in the capital Dhaka, on a quiet place away from the chaotic hustle and bustle of the city centre.
The 4 rickshaw drivers and their families were as proud as a peacock. With their own bicycle cab they no longer need to pay the high cost of a rental bike. As a result, they earn a structurally higher income in future, enough to get their children to school. And that's exactly where the 1We Rickshaw project is all about: empowerment of the new generation, as the basis for a better future. Empower an entire familie
Solar panels for 69 families in Bangladesh
Sustainable here = sustainable there. Under this motto 1We - One World Experienced has placed already 69 1We Home Solar systems in Bangladesh, in cooperation with SolarFabriek. In addition to a solar panel, 46 families got a battery, lights and phone charger, thanks to donations. In this way the donors contribute directly to the improvement of the living conditions of the families. The alternative are kerosene lamps which emit toxic substances. The result: serious diseases and house fires. The use of solar panels and LED lighting provides a better health and safety. Moreover, it offers people the opportunity to be productive also in the evening.
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Already 23 milk cows donated
Again 1We has donated 3 milk cows to underprivileged families in Bangladesh. One of the 1We Cows went to Md. Rafiq and his wife Khadiza Begum. The family with 4 children lives in Chittagong. Since Rafiq has an eye problem, he is not able to maintain his family. That's why his eldest son Kayes Uddin is forced to find a job besides school. With the 1We Cow the family now is able to earn a structural income. So far 23 cows have been donated. More cows
Kids empowerment with computers
Giving disadvantaged people access to knowledge. That is the purpose of the 1We Computer Project. Starting in Bangladesh where the majority of the population still has no access to the Internet. By giving especially children the chance to get in touch with modern technology, the new generation will be empowered and the digital gap in the world will be closed. Because this gap seems to be getting bigger and bigger. While access to the Internet, as the window on the world, leads to development. Under the motto ‘knowledge is power’, 1We and SNEW, specialist in the recycling of telecommunication and data equipment, have joined their forces. From the computer project, schools are equipped with computers as an empowerment tool. Help children to empower themselves