We’re launching Kregel Gives and donating $30,000 to Kula on behalf of our customers. This year, when you file taxes with Kregel, you’re helping fund dreams in Rwanda.
As a certified B-Corp, we believe in the triple bottom-line: win-win relationships that improve people, the planet, and our profits. Businesses that do well should also do good. This year, Kregel & Company is making this easier than ever for our customers through our Kregel Gives partnership with Kula
Operating in Rwanda, the “Land of a Thousand Hills,” Kula is empowering women in Rwanda to create sustainable businesses that support their families and improve their quality of life.
Kula believes charity will not eradicate poverty, business will.
Kula provides in-depth industry training, support, and follow-up to their fellows as they create coffee, artisan goods, and agricultural businesses. Fellows also receive training in:
- Financial planning
- Family health and nutrition
- Household visioning
- Gender equality
- Business management
- Community leadership
For every $50 Kregel donates on your behalf, one Kula fellow will receive business training, which equips them with the awareness and ability to compile an effective, actionable business plan.
For every $260 donated, a Kula fellow will receive a series of life and leadership training courses and mentorship, which will help them learn personal finances, budgeting, and goal setting.
How it works
Here’s where you come in: To support Kula, all you have to do is file your taxes with us by April 15, and we’ll take care of the rest. You can give them everything — effortlessly.
Over a two-year period, our team has committed to donating $30,000. By contributing to Kula on behalf of our entrepreneurs, we hope to help their entrepreneurs grow businesses and break the cycle of poverty.
An initial contribution of $15,000 was made in 2019 to provide business training, life and leadership training, and mentorship to over 115 fellows. This year, we will donate $40 for every tax return completed through our firm, with a goal of contributing $15,000 in 2020.
Accounting and taxes may be all about numbers, but our work goes beyond that. By supporting Kula, we hope to improve lives for business owners in our community and halfway around the world.
Visit the Kregel Gives site to learn more about our charitable giving plans or KulaProject.org for details on Kula. Thank you for entrusting us as your CPA and for helping us make an impact on another entrepreneur’s life!
All photography courtesy of Kula Project.