Social Cause (141)
Working for basic needs
Two nurses have launched a new volunteering project that aims at helping patients located in an isolated district in the northern Portugal. Their contract with the local authorities grants them lodging, a car for tending to patients and a small subsidy for food and other expenses.
Why it matters
In the current economic crisis, these two nurses have resorted back to a simple way of helping themselves while helping others: working in exchange for shelter and food. With so many people going through hard times, can this project grow beyond its initial concept? Will more and more people consider exchanging services to get their basic needs ensured?
Ausonia company (brand that produces articles for women) has launched the “one package one minute to the breast cancer investigation” campaign. Ausonia, in cooperation with AECC (Spanish Association Against Cancer) tries to contribute to the fight against breast cancer financing an investigation minute for each sold package.
The luxury resort, Six Senses Hideaway at Zighi Bay, is offering its guests the opportunity of doubling their stay - for free - in exchange for a few hours of manual labour. As part of the hotel’s community focused philosophy, they have agreed to put forth the “Build A Smile Package.” The package allows consumers to help rebuild homes in the fishing village, around the hotel, that do not have running water or functional sewage systems, and others that are still suffering after the 2008 cyclone, Gonu, hit parts of Oman.