OUR PURPOSE

WE ARE ALL-IN ON DOING GOOD.

What fuels us.

Viv is much more than a for-profit company. We are also a for-purpose organization.

From the day we were founded, our intentions were set. We are fiercely committed to using the power of commerce as a vehicle to enact meaningful change, and to inspiring others in the process.

We believe in the power of the individual. And we believe in strength in numbers, knowing that collectively, we can make a difference.

How We Make
A Difference
1

1% of our revenue goes toward helping communities thrive. We chose to focus on the 6 pillars below, which represent an essential foundation to prosperity.
2

We are proud to be a pending B Corp, which means we embrace our interdependence. Our decisions are based on their impact on ALL stakeholders-not just the bottom line.
3

We are a powerful community of do-gooders who look for ways big and small to be involved at a local level and lend a helping hand.

FOCUSING ON THE AREAS THAT MATTER MOST

1
Globally, almost 1.1 billion people still live without electricity.[1]
That’s known as energy poverty. And because energy poverty means no light to study by, no outlets to charge phones, and no Internet to connect with the world, it perpetuates financial poverty as well. Even in developed nations, far too many families are forced to choose between keeping the lights on and keeping food on the table.

A BETTER PLAN?
Increased access to clean, affordable and reliable power, one family at a time.

2
Today, 1 in 9 people lack access to safe drinking water, and 1 in 3 people lack access to a toilet.[3]
That’s a health crisis of epic proportions: According to the World Health Organization, waterborne disease is the world’s leading killer, claiming a child’s life every 90 seconds. Dirty water also kills young girls’ dreams. Where clean water is scarce, they’re the ones who must spend hours each day carrying heavy jugs to and from wells–time that could have been far better spent in school.

A BETTER PLAN?
Create more access to safe drinking water, water filtration, and sanitation systems, one family at a time.

3
400 million people globally lack access to the most basic health services.[4]
These include the immunizations, medicines, and safe childbirth that the developed world takes for granted And if you count all the other common yet urgent medical issues that fall outside of basic care, like infectious diseases and diabetes, the number of people forced to go without medical treatment grows much higher than that.

A BETTER PLAN?
Greater and affordable access to essential health services, clinics and sanitation services, one community at a time.

4
An area equal to 50 football fields of rainforest was destroyed every minute between 2000 and 2013.
Forests make life possible. Yet the world has lost nearly half its forests to agriculture, development or resource extraction.[5] Forests provide life-saving and life-giving food, nutrients, cover from storms, barriers from landslides and much more that a thriving community needs. Threats to our planet’s natural ecosystem affect human health, economic security, infrastructure and communities. Saving ecosystems is often far simpler and more cost-effective than human-made interventions.

A BETTER PLAN?
More conservation of precious resources, reforestation in damaged areas and protection of our planet, one tree and one ecosystem at a time.

5
57 million children of primary school age have no classroom access and millions more walk miles a day to neighboring villages to get an education.[6]
Around the world, the literacy rate is increasing, yet billions still lack access to the Internet, which is a barrier to education and economic opportunity.It should come as no surprise that poverty and lack of education are inextricably linked. But what not everyone knows is that education and health are closely linked as well.[7] Education is the catalyst for raising communities out of poverty and allowing them to thrive.

A BETTER PLAN?
Improved access to schools, education and the Internet in remote and underserved areas, one community at a time.

6
Almost 10% of the world’s population (including 385 million children!) live on $1.90 or less a day.[2]
This is extreme poverty. Without enough good food, medical care and educational opportunity, young bodies and minds can’t develop to their full potential. And because children are the future of all communities everywhere, everybody–every one of us –is the poorer for it.

A BETTER PLAN?
Expanded access to economic opportunity, stable incomes, banking services, and a secure standard of living, one community at a time.

SOURCE: [1] World Bank   [2] World Bank  [3] Water.org  [4] WHO   [5] Conservation.org   [6] BuildOn  [7] ChildFund.org

OUR GLOBAL INITIATIVE

We will make a difference, one action at a time.

Each effort may just be a drop in the bucket. But with enough drops, you can make whole oceans.

Individually, we are powerful. Collectively, we are unstoppable.

It’s easy to be overwhelmed by big numbers—1.1 billion without access to electricity, 57 million primary school-aged kids without access to a school, half the world’s forests deforested. We can’t change it all overnight. But we can begin to make a change—one step at a time. One foot in front of the other. One good turn. Through our One At A Time initiative, we support the work of experienced international partners who are skilled in meeting the needs of underserved communities. It’s how Viv contributes our 1% for social good, but it’s a lot more substantial than just writing a check: We aim to forge enduring relationships both with the service agencies we choose and the people they serve.

Many times, we’ll even participate and work hands-on ourselves. We learned quite a few years ago that making the world a better place makes our own lives better as well. Once it gets going, our positive change may spread out in huge ripples, but the only sure way to get it going is simply one person, one action, one choice, one thing at a time.

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