ThankYou, a social enterprise has a plan to end extreme poverty
ThankYou, an Australian social enterprise has partnered with Daily Vox in a bid to end extreme poverty. The enterprise, formed in 2008, is the brainchild of a group of university students. It sells baby products and personal care products.
In an interview with Daily Vox, Daniel Flynn, co-founder, and managing director said that the enterprise has grown from a small business to a movement that attracts millions of people around the world. He says that their main agenda is to bridge the gap between the rich and the poor.
“This isn’t about making shareholders rich. We are a social enterprise. Our whole reason for existence is to make money and get it to the parts of the world that need it most. Our focus – the end of ending extreme poverty,” he said.
The enterprise works in collaboration with other players whose goal is to end extreme poverty and this has enabled them to reach many impoverished communities. Flynn says that the current coronavirus pandemic pushed them to come up with an idea that would help the most affected communities around the world.
On September 29, it invited global giants P&G and Unilever in a bid to distribute their products globally. “To convince these companies to take this bold move, Thankyou is asking people around the world to get involved through its campaign aptly named No Small Plan.
“P&G and Unilever – they run the world. Hundreds of combined factories making products for billions of us. Over a decade we’ve seen them solve some really complex ethics and sustainability stuff, genuinely impressive,” he says.