Shivia is part of #Togetherband campaign!


What is #TOGETHERBAND?

British Sustainable accessories brand BOTTLETOP launched the #TOGETHERBAND campaign on April 22nd 2019 – World Earth Day, setting out to engage the world with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, using creativity and culture to raise public awareness and inspire action to achieve them. It sets out to create a global community of active citizens, coming together to achieve the goals, connected through sustainable fashion, contemporary art, music and documentary film.


From tackling climate action and empowering girls to protecting the ocean and standing up for equal rights, UN agencies are working hard to build a better future for us all through the Global Goals. But they can’t do it alone. Thanks #TOGETHERBAND for connecting people everywhere to the Goals and encouraging us all to take action in our own communities!
Kathy Calvin, President, UN Foundation


At the heart of the campaign are 17 sustainably and ethically produced friendship bands in the colours of the Goals, made from up-cycled ocean plastic from Costa Rica and re-cycled steel from seized illegal firearm metal from El Salvador. The production of the bands is generating skills and livelihoods for women working as artisans in Nepal.

With each band purchased, you receive a second band to share with someone important to you, helping spread the Goals’ critical message. One kilo of ocean plastic will be removed from the ocean per purchase and 100% of profits from each #TOGETHERBAND sold will be used to fund life-changing projects working to advance the Goals and build a better future for us all.


What are the Sustainable Development Goals?

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership. They recognise that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.


How is Shivia involved with #TOGETHERBAND?

Shivia is delighted to be one of the many charities chosen to benefit from the sale of the #TOGETHERBAND friendship bracelets. Our band represents Goal 12: Sustainable Development and Consumption. We have been selected to receive donations from the sales of this band alongside two other charities, City Harvest and Women Working Worldwide.  You can find out more about all the charities that are benefitting from sales of the #TOGETHERBAND bracelets here.

To get your #TOGETHERBAND friendship bracelet (plus a second one to gift to a friend), please click here.  You can choose the band that supports your preferred goal – obviously we’d be delighted if that was Goal 12 for Shivia!

 


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Meet some of our farmers

Kalyani

I had no way of earning before Shivia introduced me to poultry farming. Now I am a full-time provider for my family and they are very proud of my achievement.…

Kamala

I now have a regular income from selling eggs and some chickens. This opportunity has really changed our lives. I'm managing to buy medicines for my sick child. Thank you!…

Akina

"Before this programme we were struggling to cope and owed a lot to the village money-lender.  So much has changed for us now we are earning money from raising chickens."…

Nishikanta

"Since joining this training programme I have noticed a great many changes…my costs are down, my yield is up and I am making a profit from farming at long last."…

  • I have witnessed first-hand how Shivia has not just changed but transformed people's lives with its livelihood programmes.
    Yasmine Hilton
    Chairman of Shivia
  • Alquity supports Shivia because they transform lives by giving people the opportunity to do things themselves and they do it with dignity.
    Suresh Mistry
    Director, Alquity
  • We were thrilled to see the impact of the work being done and to meet the team on the ground. It was truly humbling to see the difference being made to so many people by this group of highly motivated and capable people.
    Stewart Brown
    Director, Artemis Investment Management LLP
  • We are excited to support such a strategically-minded and professionally run charity that is making a real and sustainable difference. The focus and design of the livelihood programmes are simple and highly effective – and the results speak for themselves.
    Lars-eric Roden
    Director, The T&J Meyer Foundation
  • Farming is my only source of income... I registered with Shivia to learn how to reduce my farming expenses and produce better quality outputs. I am definitely seeing good results compared to previous years and have learned how to make bio-pesticides.
    AMS farmer
    Familia location West Bengal

some of our supporters