Corporate Suites Featured Company of the Month: FXB
Tue, 22 Mar 2016 | Written by Corporate Suites Staff
“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”
FXB: Fighting Poverty Across the Globe
A company that inspires hope has a home in New York atop the 8th floor of Corporate Suites. FXB is one of the leading international development organizations combating extreme poverty across the world. Partnering with Harvard University, FXB seeks to support the poorest of the poor to lift themselves out of poverty in a holistic way.
Borne of tragedy, the roots and name of FXB stem from a tragic helicopter accident in which the young pilot François-Xavier Bagnoud died while helping others. With the intention of helping others as François had, FXB shares like-minded goals with the United Nations such as The Millennium Development Goals, the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the recently ratified Sustainable Development Goals.
With a team of over 450 people around the globe, FXB has been able to help the most poverty-stricken individuals and families in 13 different countries. FXB has been very successful in improving the quality of life in impoverished places with their FXBVillage Model that simultaneously tackles five drivers of poverty eradication: nutrition, healthcare, education, housing, and income. Each FXBVillage is three years long with a cost of $250,000. The goal is to enable participants to become self-sustaining after three years.
Over 12,000 families have been lifted out of poverty and 17 million adults and children have had their lives improved because of the tireless work by FXB. You can help raise awareness, join a partnership, give a donation, build a well or become an ambassador for FXB today. Click here to get involved and join FXB in making poverty history.