100 Million Smiles – and a Thank You gift to take your impact to the next level

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Yes! We have finally reached this long-awaited milestone!

As I write this post, our impact counter shows 100,116,667 impacts.

This is the result of thousands of businesses and individuals coming together in the last 10 years, sharing their effort and contributions.

To grasp what these 100 million impacts consist of, let me show you a quick summary of the collective achievements we made, and why these impacts really do matter.

ONCE YOU’VE READ THEM, BE SURE TO SCROLL DOWN ALL THE WAY TO FIND YOUR SPECIAL GIFT TOO! :)

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Education

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No matter how much we give, just providing ‘band-aid’ over the ‘wound’ alone may not solve real issues in the long run.

At B1G1, we believe that all forms of giving should come with a strategy to solve root causes. Introducing quality education empowers people in communities, so that they become the ones to solve future challenges and create long-term prosperity.

Fortunately, many businesses in B1G1 agree with this and have supported many of the Education projects. You can see some of the impacts they created here:

education impacts
Environment

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Even if every person in the world had a ‘good life’, we would not be able to leave a legacy to our children and grandchildren if we did not take care of our natural resources.

We believe that helping to retain and restore the global eco-system is also an important responsibility we share.

Many B1G1 members choose to plant trees to protect the rainforest, and educate others about the importance of caring for our environment.

Here is a glance of some of the impacts created in the Environment category:

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Food

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If you have lived a life without really going hungry, you are one of the lucky ones.

For millions of people around the world, being hungry is an everyday challenge.

Sharing nourishing meals with people we love is central to creating a happy family life. If we are worried about barely surviving each day, how can we think about sending our children to school, or starting a business for long-term prosperity?

Here’s how the B1G1 community has nourished people and children around the world:

food impact
Health

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No matter how smart or rich you are, your life and its purpose cannot be fulfilled if you are not healthy.

We believe that we have the responsibility and capacity to help those who are weak or have special physical needs. Many major health issues can be prevented just by giving people access to simple things like clean water and sanitation.

Here’s just some of the support that’s been provided by the B1G1 Community:

health impact
Income Generation

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Providing access to basic resources and education may set a child up to a good start. Even then, persistent poverty might hinder the potential of youths if they lack opportunities to gain life skills required for attaining income.

By giving special training and income generation tools, you can empower individuals to live even more fulfilling lives.

We often hear of how those who benefitted from the support received are in turn giving back to others.

Here, you can see some of the gifts that have transformed lives:

income impact
Shelter / Life Enhancement

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So many people in this world do not even have a safe place to stay. Many end up homeless or orphaned.

There are many reasons why – natural disasters, epidemic diseases, social unrests….things which they have no control over.

In the B1G1 community, there are many who care about providing safety and comfort to those who are suffering. We are grateful for those who care to give others peace of mind, so that they can focus on making a real difference.

Here are some of such impact created through B1G1:

shelter impact
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And the thank-you gift for you is….

The greatest gift of all is the gift of giving.

The greater the positive difference we make, the greater the joy and fulfilment we get to experience.

There is much we can do to make a difference habitually, every day, and in every way.

So…to help you, all B1G1 Businesses and their team members, we’ve created a special app: appropriately called ‘Impact Now’.

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Impact Now is available for download on both the Apple App Store and Google Play. And as you’ll see, it makes giving on the move just so much easier for you.

The focus of the app is your ‘Giving Stories’. You can now easily embed giving into everything you do in business…and in your personal life too.

For example, you can create a Giving Story like ‘When we sell product x, we give y.’ Then, you create a Personal Giving Story like ‘When I have a cup of coffee, I give access to clean water to someone in need’, OR ‘Every time I go to the gym, I give a child access to a playground.’

People are calling it a ‘game-changer’. And it’s yours to use right now as we celebrate the 100 Million Milestone together.

Get the Impact Now app on Apple App Store or Google Play now.

And, of course, please share your thoughts about the App and how you’re using it, PLUS any suggestions you might have for V2!

As I close this post, let me thank you again for the amazing impacts you have made on the lives of so many.

We look forward to the next 100 million impact milestone. This time, it will definitely be faster!

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About Masami Sato

Masami is the founder and CEO of B1G1. Despite being small, she is the guiding light behind almost every project in B1G1, from IT design to project management to guiding the culture! She is also one of the most humble and inspiring people you’ll ever meet.

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