Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Business Aims to Improve World

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Business Aims to Improve World

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NOOSAVILLE retailer Karen Omerod believes giving is something people can do every day.

Ms Omerod owns clothing boutique Kobomo, a tiny shop in Noosa Village.

Over the past five years, Ms Omerod and her customers have made 199,492 "impacts" to a variety of projects including providing support to farmers, giving life-saving water and access to medical care.

"We operate as a Business for Good through global giving initiative Buy1Give1 or B1G1," she said.

"Every time you buy a piece of clothing in our shop, we give something back. Currently we're providing one day of tuition to a disadvantaged girl in Cambodia for every item sold." She explained how so much can be achieved by giving small amounts every day, rather than one donation a year.

Since starting 10 years ago, B1G1 has attracted more than 2150 business members that have collectively created more than 100 million giving impacts.

"We are grateful to have the opportunity through B1G1 to make small, regular contributions to the lives of individuals in need. …

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