D&D Leasing Group CEO Rev. Dr. K. Bill Dost today announced a historic new partnership with humanitarian organization WE. WE was founded in 1995 by 12-year-old Craig Kielburger. What started as a youth-led, anti-child labor organization developed into a global movement with domestic and international aims. Through the WE Schools programme, WE works with teachers and students across the UK and North America to give them tools and inspiration to make a difference to the local and global issues they care about. In developing communities in Asia, Africa and Latin America, WE works to break the cycle of poverty through its sustainable development programme, WE Villages. Alongside community leaders and local governments, WE Villages improves access to education, clean water, healthcare and food, whilst equipping community members with the skills and infrastructure to be self-sufficient, within an average of five years.
D&D Leasing will be supporting WE's programme in a community called Kalinjar, located 70km from Udaipur, India with a population of around 700 people. The aim will be to improve access to education, clean water, healthcare, food, and with the support of D&D Leasing, income opportunities, especially for women. D&D Leasing will be supporting this programming by providing funding by setting aside monthly income from every finance contract it funds or originates, throughout the life of the contract.
Dost said, "I'm really excited about this initiative for a few reasons, firstly we're able to help people at a grass roots level and through WE our funds will go to a place that really and truly neesd and requires that help. Secondly, while the amounts start off small, over time and with the compound effect, our donations will have a lasting impact for this community. One of our corporate values has always been to be Community Builders and I see no better way than this. I'd love it if other organizations took our lead and multiplied this effect. We would like to thank all of our customers for choosing to work with D&D, as your business allows us to give in this way."
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D&D Leasing, founded in 2000 by Rev. Dr. K. Bill Dost, is a multinational equipment and loan provider, having its roots in Canada with offices in the UK, and imminently, the USA. Impact leads to change. www.danddleasing.com
WE Charity, founded in Canada in 1995 by Craig Kielburger to free children form poverty, is an international humanitarian organization with events globally including Canada, the USA and the UK. www.we.org