At the end of 2020 we started working with B1G1 to help achieve a better and more sustainable future for all, by making a donation each time a new account joins AccountancyManager (AM). As it’s tough to decide which program to support, each quarter we channel the funds to a different cause, voted for by the AM team.

We’re pleased to say that the Q1 project we’ll be donating to provides safe drinking water for families – and it’s all thanks to you.

Our Q1 cause: Providing safe drinking water for families

Access to safe drinking water is the foundation for issues of health, education, food, and livelihood. This water is provided by the Trailblazer Foundation, via the means of a Bio-Sand Water Filter that lasts up to two decades or more and is able to provide for an entire family. A Bio-Sand Filter (BSF) is a point-of-use water treatment system adapted from traditional slow sand filters. Each filter purifies 80 litres of water per day, which easily supplies enough water for drinking and cooking for up to 15 people. In Cambodia, a country of approximately 15 million people, there are more than nine million cases of diarrheal disease annually, estimated to cost the nation about $448 million a year. One of the easiest ways to combat these diseases is with clean water.

See the project on B1G1

Our Q1 donation: 58,400 days of access to life-saving clean water

Thanks to the number of new accountants and bookkeepers that signed up to AM from January – March, we’ve been able to buy not one but two Bio-Sand Water Filters. That means that together we’re providing 58,400 days of access to life-saving clean water.

A big thank you

We’d like to say a big thank you to each accountant and bookkeeper who joined the AccountancyManager community this quarter. Without you, we wouldn’t be able to make a difference to the lives of those less fortunate than ourselves. We hope that AM also makes a positive difference to your life, by automating your admin so that you can focus your time where it’s really needed – whether that’s on business growth, client service, or achieving the perfect work/life balance.