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Whether it’s viewing and sharing with friends an inspiring film, boosting the self-esteem of young women, making a donation to a food bank, we think that every single action can make a real difference.

We invite you to make your contribution by exploring our website, see the possibilities and take action on the projects that inspire you.


Paul Polman and Angie Motshekga

War on germs at school for a bright future Unilever partner and launch National Schools Hygiene Programme to every public school in SA

Attending school gives children the essential foundation they need to succeed in life. Yet, kids worldwide are missing out on a better education due to infections caused by poor hygiene & sanitation, which too often means they miss school. Our hygiene and sanitation education partnership in schools will impact 4,5 million South Africans over 5 years.

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Knorrox Kitchen Queens

The Heart of the Home the Beating Heart of a Community

At the heart of every home is the kitchen, where love and nourishment are dished out in the form of food, advice and life lessons. Unfortunately, for many families in South Africa, whilst not short of love, not every home has a kitchen stocked full of food.

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17 Global Goals

Global goals for a #brightfuture

Our world is more connected than ever before, but we are facing some major obstacles that need to be overcome. By coming together and supporting the UN’s 17 Global Goals, we have the power to create a bright future.

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Help a child reach 5

Help a child reach five

For most parents, it is unimaginable that their child might not reach the age of five. However, this is the sad reality for some parents. Discover how you can make a big difference to a child's life.

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Foundation Ambassador Harsh Mishra

Saving lives through improved sanitation

Unilever Foundation Ambassador Harsh Mishra believes in the power of sanitation to help save lives and develop communities.

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Mother talking to daughter

Helping Young People Build Body Confidence and Self-Esteem

Did you know that 8 out of 10 girls with low body confidence are so concerned with the way they look that they opt out of important life activities? Together we believe we can make a difference and Dove is already working to help make girls unstoppable.

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Improving Kid’s Math Skills – As Easy As 1, 2, 3

Improving Kids’ Math Skills As Easy As 1, 2, 3

Making learning fun! A new interactive game that is improving the maths literacy of thousands of children across South Africa.

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Help our children create their brighfuture

Help our children create their brightfuture

Every morning millions of South African children head to school with big dreams. Unfortunately, for many, the odds are against them. Every day, diseases, poor sanitation and lack of infrastructure get in the way of our children’s high hopes.

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One Small Cup

One small cup makes a big difference

Tea is the second most popular drink in the world, with the livelihoods of approximately 50 million people depending on its production. With climate change, a rapidly growing population and poor agricultural practices threatening the futures of tea farmers, the choices we make in tea aisle have the power to make a big difference.

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Close up shot of a sack of coffee beans

From bean to bite

A bite of chocolate can be just the thing we need to help us unwind at the end of a long day. But for 6 million cocoa farmers around the world, chocolate isn’t a passing craving – it is a vital crop that supports an estimated 40 to 50 million people in developing countries.

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Reel deel

THE REEL DEAL! Reel Gardening initiative is saving water

Reel Gardening is a biodegradable colour-coded paper tape that encases organic fertiliser and seeds at the correct depth and distance apart. It takes five minutes to plant, and uses 80% less water. Since inception, approximately 500,000 meters of the product has been distributed, which is making a real impact on communities in South Africa.

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Saving lives by washing hands

Saving lives by washing hands

Every year, 6.6 million children around the world won’t live to see their fifth birthdays because of diseases like pneumonia and diarrhoea. Find out how Lifebuoy senior brand manager, William Van Der Westhuizen, is putting the power back into the hands of the community through simple education.

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Ola takes Ice Cream to the streets

Taking Ice Cream to the streets of South Africa

Ola’s vendor programme has helped to improve the lives of over 1500 residents to date.

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Project Bright Future Cleaner Toilets Brighter Future

Flush out poor sanitation by cleaning our school’s toilets

By joining forces, we can work together to raise awareness of the need for adequate sanitation throughout South Africa.

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Children playing in the mud

Give Children the freedom to play and learn

For the future generations, in addition to education, experience is a key part of setting them up for their life ahead, and getting their hands a little dirty is part of obtaining that experience.

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Close up shot of children smiling into the camera

Share a smile Help a child

The Share a Smile, Help a Child partnership forms part of Save the Children's biggest ever global campaign, EVERY ONE, which is inspiring urgent action to eradicate mortality from preventable diseases.

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Young girl and her grandad riding a rollercoaster

Love your heart Be the healthy heartbeat of your loved ones.

Every year millions of people are left devastated by the effects of heart disease. But little steps can make a real difference for you and your loved ones.

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Sunlit shot of someone holds a bunch of green helium balloons

Love your heart and start your cholesterol lowering journey today!

The older we get, the more we feel like we’re in control of our lives. However, we often forget about one of the most important aspects: our health. A healthy heart not only keeps you alive; it keeps you active, energetic and in love with life. Making simple changes to take control of your cholesterol and is the first step towards taking care of your heart.

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Improving heart health

Improving heart health and lowering cholesterol within 21 days

Flora’s “It Takes a Village Campaign” encourages easy diet and lifestyle changes. The study, to test and lower a community‘s overall cholesterol level through a lifestyle programme, was designed to dramatically improve the health of participants within just three weeks.

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World toilet day

Destroy Germs Protect Children

Sanitation is a basic human right, so it’s hard to image that a staggering one third of the world’s population does not have access to improved sanitation. Domestos, is working to change this, in support of the UN’s 17 Global Goals.

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Making a difference with every load

Making a difference with every load

There isn’t one simple solution to climate change, there are thousands. Climate change is a big deal – for our families, for our communities and for the planet. While we must campaign together to tackle the big causes, in our own lives small actions can also make a big difference.

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world water day

Improved Access to Water Can Save Time and Change Lives

We consider water a basic life necessity but it has been predicted that by 2025 this may not be a reality for 4 billion people around the world, who will struggle to have access to clean water. That’s virtually half of the world’s population! What is more, completing simple household chores shouldn’t require a long journey to the river, or waiting inside all day for the water supply to be switched on, but this is the reality for millions of families.

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What We Eat Can Nourish the World

What We Eat Can Nourish the World

Climate change, and an ever-growing population, is creating a higher demand for fruit, vegetables and other grown foods than ever before. Making responsible choices in our food shopping has never mattered more.

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Myriam Sidibe

The simple power of handwashing

Every child should celebrate their fifth birthday, but every day thousands of young children and babies die from preventable diseases. We have the power to help save 600,000 kids every year, and one inspirational New Leader is showing us how.

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World food day

Knorr Provides #1MillionMeals With the World Food Programme

Raise awareness by pledging your support for zero hunger.

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