Microloans give families the chance to rise above poverty.
Haiti is the poorest country in the Western hemisphere. Over 80 percent of Haitian citizens live under the poverty line. Only 16 percent of rural Haiti has adequate sanitation and less than one-third have safe drinking water.
KINGSPORT, TENN., June 23, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Yesterday, Eastman and Clemson University announced an exciting new partnership with Clemson Engineers for Developing Countries (CEDC), a nonprofit service learning organization that develops solutions to improve the quality of life for the people of Cange, Haiti. Through donation of time, talents and resources, Eastman and CEDC will work together to advance the field of engineering and develop innovative solutions.
Meet some of the farmers behind the world's sweetest mangoes! Launched in 2010, the Haiti Hope Project was a five-year public-private partnership between TechnoServe, Coca-Cola and a coalition of business, government and civil society partners to create sustainable economic opportunities for Haitian mango farmers and their families. Together, they supported the development of a sustainable mango industry in Haiti.
New collection of Timberland® footwear and bags to feature Thread™ fabric, made from plastic bottles collected in developing countries
STRATHAM, N.H., June 2, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland today announced a partnership with responsible fabric manufacturer Thread, furthering both brands’ longstanding commitment to environmental and social responsibility. Crafted from plastic bottles collected in Haiti and Honduras, Thread™ Ground to Good™ fabric challenges how the world thinks about recycled PET.
Kohler Co. Celebrates World Water Day by Providing Clean Water to Thousands
KOHLER, Wis., March 22, 2015 /3BL Media/ Kohler Co., a global leader in the plumbing industry, has shipped the first order of its ceramic filtration system, KOHLER Clarity, to Water Mission, a nonprofit, Christian engineering organization that provides sustainable safe water solutions to people in developing countries and disasters. Water Mission plans to distribute the filters in small communities in Haiti, Honduras and Peru.
Commitment to plant five million trees sows seeds of hope in Haiti
STRATHAM, N.H., March 8, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland announces the national tour of “KOMBIT: The Cooperative,” a documentary film chronicling a five-year project to reforest Haiti in partnership with the Smallholder Farmers Alliance (SFA), a Haitian nonprofit farmer cooperative dedicated to reforesting the country.
Traditional corporate philanthropy, as the average consumer has come to know it over the past several decades, consists of making donations to charities in order to create positive societal impact, while engendering goodwill among key stakeholders like consumers, shareholders, advocacy groups and employees.
A lot of brands talk the talk on social responsibility and sustainability. Many of those also walk the walk—but few put both together as forcefully as Timberland has with a new documentary, produced by Found Object, called KOMBIT: The Cooperative, telling the story of the company's mission to plant five million trees in Haiti over five years.
Visit KombitFilm.com to learn more and watch the film
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Earlier this month, Timberland released “KOMBIT: The Cooperative,” a documentary film chronicling an unlikely partnership helping to reforest Haiti, resulting from the company's goal to plant five million trees in the country in five years. The film, which premiered at SxSW Eco in Austin, documents the development of a large-scale, self-sustaining agroforestry program owned and operated by smallholder farmers, creating lasting value well beyond the trees themsel