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As a social enterprise, Business Connect is committed to providing citizens living in developing countries with affordable and easy access to essential resources, such as water and light, through the creation of a sustainable, local business model to strengthen education, health and economic growth opportunities within the communities served.
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November 2015 Newsletter
 

Are You Ready to Transform Lives?

Helping others is more than a passion. It's our calling. The proportion of people living below the poverty line -- less than $2 a day -- is growing quickly and we need your help to create hope and change through business! We are ready to teach more young people and women how to become sustainable entrepreneurs distributing clean and life-enhancing products while informing their communities of the health risks of using fuel like kerosene or drinking dirty water.  Are you looking for a way to get involved? Sponsor an entrepreneur! Contact us for more details on how you and your business can help today.

The pictures tell the story:  Business Connect introduced the Sawyer water filter to the in-country staff of Compassion International and they still follow the model we established with them. It is very exciting to us when we receive progress reports that show the outgrowth of the work we did in the past and is being continued to this day. Have you taken our products to the mission field, used them for disaster recovery or humanitarian situations? Send us your impact photos to share on Facebook and our social media channels today!
As a social enterprise, our focus at Business Connect is on building a distribution network that sells life-enhancing products to the poorest people in the world. The Stanford Social Innovation Review shared how getting these products to the last yard of the last mile will create the most sustainable and positive social change IF you have the sales experience to reach the right customers and close the deal. If you would like to learn more about our needs-based approach and how we use our years of business experience to create relationships to fight global poverty, read "Social Enterprises Closing the Deal."
Innovative Technologies Serving the Needs of an Expanding Population. The EmeraldPlanet is a nonprofit organization, promoting protection of the environment and alternative energy sources. Business Connect was invited to speak on their live one hour program that is simulcast to 2,095 stations across the United States, shared by satellite, the Internet and C-SPAN TV in all 214 countries and territories around the globe. Listen in and enjoy the show!
During a recent visit to the Humanitarian Outreach of the Mormon Church at Temple Square in Salt Lake City and World Vision in Federal Way, just outside Seattle, Lou took time out to visit the City of Rocks National Reserve in Idaho where old granite spires tower out of the desert. The Reserve protects a portion of the California Trail where emigrants marked their passage with the axle grease at Register Rock. As he walked around and imagined what it might have been like to ride in a wagon train crossing this stretch of land 175 years ago, he wondered about water, because there was none to be seen in this barren landscape. The average person in the developing world uses less than three gallons per day. In the U.S. alone, the average consumption per person per day is just over 100 gallons. We hope this gives you "water" for thought and you are willing to help us expand our reach to create a more sustainable world!

Until Next Time,
The Business Connect Team

 
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