Track Your Impact is a mark of authenticity – a way for you to provide a life-changing gift (which we call an ‘impact’) — that adds up to a world of difference for a whole community. Every Track Your Impact product has a code that lets you connect with the change that is happening in WE Village communities. Use your code online to see what your impact is, the area where it’s located, and read and watch stories showing how these collective impacts are transforming lives.
Here are some examples of products with Track Your Impact and what they give:
Track Your Impact is part of a movement of change – WE. When you purchase a Track Your Impact product, you support WE Villages’ Five Pillars of Impact to make holistic and sustainable change.
You can find products with the Track Your Impact mark of authenticity on shelves across Canada, the US, and online – with our amazing partners like Walgreens, Nordstrom, Unilever and Pacsun and many others. Together we are launching new collections all the time – from holiday gifts to back to school supplies and everyday essentials.
PS – Our all-time best seller the RAFIKI bracelet is a great way to show you care, be part of the movement, and start tracking your impact.
When you purchase a product with Track Your Impact, your impact makes positive change in a WE Village community. We know this because we deliver the impact.
WE Villages is our holistic and sustainable international development program. It’s built on over 20 years of experience collaborating with communities and focuses on five key areas that we like to call the Pillars of Impact – Education, Water, Health, Opportunity and Food. Each impact you give supports one of these key areas to together transform a community and make lasting change.
Even if you don’t track your code and follow your impact – which we hope you do – your impact will be delivered to a WE Villages community. To see where we make this change happen, and how your impact is making a difference, just use your code now.
The easy answer is — no — we’re not like anybody else.
That’s because we take care of your impact from start to finish. From the moment you purchase an item with Track Your Impact, we ensure that your impact goes straight to a community that really needs it.
Your impact stays in the WE family – we don’t hand off your impact to other organizations or go looking for people who need the impacts you want to make. And we don’t leave products with communities that don’t need them. We help — not hinder — the local business communities and the people they support.
Simply giving a pair of shoes to a person isn’t enough — it only addresses a short-term need and ultimately builds a cycle of dependency. Instead, giving needs to make a lasting impact, sustainable for generations. Which is why we created the WE Villages model.
Together WE have been hands on, building this award-winning and sustainable model of development for more than 20 years — one well, one farm, one child at a time. And every Track Your Impact purchase adds up to something much bigger — all part of our Five Pillars of Impact, all working together to build long-term sustainability.
WE is all about a movement — and every one of us making small choices. It’s all of the impacts we generate — as simple as choosing shampoo or a notebook with Track Your Impact that adds up to big change like a new water well that makes a sustainable difference to everyone in the community. And that’s just one part of WE Villages programming to eliminate barriers to education and break the cycle of poverty.
Yes we do!
All of our impacts support the work of our WE Villages international development program. The program is built on five Pillars of Impact that together break the cycle of poverty and transform a community.
Here are the five areas we focus on to truly help end poverty in WE Villages:
When you give the impact of EDUCATION, you help build schools and provide the essentials for children to learn. WE builds schools to last with members from the community using local materials. WE works hand in hand with the communities and government to ensure the schools are sustainable and open for the long-term. WE invites you to come visit our WE Villages schools in person – and help with a needed build project – on a ME to WE Volunteer Trip!
When you give the impact of WATER, you’re helping provide access to clean water that transforms lives. In many parts of the world, young girls and women must walk miles every day to access water from polluted local rivers or other sources. We focus on making clean water accessible at schools, and in WE Village communities, so girls can become students and bring clean water home to their families at the end of their classes.
When you give the impact of HEALTH, you provide care for babies and
mothers, and support mobile clinics that will serve remote communities. You also support permanent clinics and a hospital in WE Villages to help provide long-term health care. Because of you, we can provide the kind of tools, doctors, and supplies communities need to keep families healthy.
When you give the impact of OPPORTUNITY, you help empower women and families to earn income to support their children. Women work together on income-generating activities (such as goat rearing) that are partnered with financial literacy training and leadership development.
When you give an impact of FOOD, you’re enabling children and families to have long-term access to safe and nutritious food. We do this by building farms, and supporting agriculture in schools. We’re not feeding children and families just once – but providing the skillsets and resources so it can happen for a lifetime.
We work in more than eight countries around the world and we are focusing impacts on WE Villages in Ecuador and in Kenya, to provide a holistic and sustainable transformation in those areas. When you use your Track Your Impact code, you can explore the projects we are working on, in different communities within our WE Village area, to help the entire region.
We are focusing our work in two rural areas for Track Your Impact: in the Amazon region of Ecuador, and in the Maasai Mara region of Kenya.
When you follow, we connect you to stories directly from the communities where we work. We have local journalists from the girls’ high school writing stories from their perspective, and video blogs that showcase some of the every-day moments of impact happening all the time – like a harvest of cabbages or breaking ground for a new school. We also have photo blogs to connect you to all of the change happening and real stories from the ground. Please follow your impact and share with your friends.
Yep. If your product does not have a code on the back but has a Track Your Impact logo, please enter the twelve or thirteen digit number found under the bar code on the back of your product.
The way we see it, when you choose a Track Your Impact product, you give an amazing transformational impact that — when added up — benefits an entire community. Hopefully you feel amazing and inspired to keep making more change!
We’ve been in the changing the world business for more than 20 years and we know it requires a collaborative effort. If we are going to create sustainable change we need your help. Your daily consumer choices already have an impact on the way the way the world works. So when you buy a Track Your Impact product, you know that impact is a positive one.
Track Your Impact is part of the WE family. It’s because of our family of organizations that we’re able to track your purchase, know that it is matched to a specific impact, and follow that impact on the ground.
Every impact, every gift from your Track Your Impact product, is handled by our experienced country teams through our WE Villages program. We employ local staff familiar with the unique needs and challenges of each community in which we work. The team is versed in the language, customs, environment, politics and laws of our partnering communities. This means that every project your impact is supporting is needed and wanted, and is part of transformational change.
We work closely with our WE Villages team to identify specific communities that are in need of support and where the community leaders are supportive of WE Villages work. Your specific impact has been matched to a WE Village community that has active projects underway. Your specific impact is joined together with impacts made by other individuals like you. Together, these impacts provide enough funding to support WE Villages projects, such as building a water well, building a school, outfitting a classroom with desks, chairs, books, pencils, and so much more.
You can follow your impact now to see stories and hear from the community members we partner with.
Each and every Track Your Impact product tells a different story and therefore has a different dollar amount that delivers the impact. At ME to WE, we work with our product development team to determine which impact should go with what product, by reviewing the costing and selecting the appropriate impact relative to the product type and value. Additionally, we work with our incredible partners to understand what’s important to them, what their product wants to stand for and then identify the appropriate WE Villages impacts relative to the product type and value – and it’s a match.
This flexibility in our model allows us to work with partners and products of all shapes and sizes to enable any brand to offer an impact with purchase.
Each year our impacts continue to grow and as a result, our ability to deliver more sustainable change in our WE Village communities continues to grow. ME to WE has delivered 915,514 impacts. We track and measure our impacts throughout the year and update our total impact number annually.
Yes! You can visit with ME to WE, and travel to a country where WE works. You’ll have the chance to meet community members and see impacts in action. Although we can’t promise a meet and greet with the tree you planted (we’ll do our best!), we are happy to provide you with the opportunity to understand the impact you have made, first-hand. And more importantly – to be involved in volunteer activities that help make even more change.
Visit www.metowe.com/trips to get started!
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